MARIANA PINEDA

Si les dijera un nombre, no dejaría nunca de estar presa de mi propia conciencia.

Written by Antonio César Morón

Directed by Walter Ventosilla

Dates:

  • Monday, May 7, 2012 at 7:30pm

Language: Spanish

Location: Gershwin Hotel: 7 East 27th Street | New York, NY 10016

Synopsis

Mariana Pineda tells the story of a heroine of the city of Granada (Spain) that was condemned for embroidering a flag with the motto of the liberal plight, “equality, liberty and law” and thus defied the monarchical, totalitarian regime imposed by King Ferdinand VII. Mariana Pineda was first detained and imprisoned within a Granadian convent but was later sentenced to death by the king himself through the gruesome torture of the Spanish garrote vil. Se was only 26 years old. Before her execution, Mariana was offered absolute pardon and liberty if she provided the names of her liberal accomplices, but she refused by speaking the words: “Without hesitation I prefer a glorious death than to cover myself in shame by betraying a living person.” Her imprisonment and death have also been dramatized by other Granadian authors such as Federico Garcia Lorca and José Martin Recuerda.

Antonio César Morón has exposed the topic in a radically different point of view and chosen a setting away from Granada in order to give the play a more universal nature. However, his most innovative contribution to the story is his use of a dramatic technique that is utterly different from that utilized by other authors who have worked with this material before. The technique used in this piece has been named by Morón as “quantum playwriting,” which consists of exploring the possible translations of theories developed by quantum physics and applying them to dramatic texts.

Buy the Quantum Theater...

The following books will be sold at "Mariana Pineda's" reading.  If you wish to buy them online, click on the title of the one you fancy:

LA DRAMATURGIA CUÁNTICA
ESTADO ANTIMATERIA
, Pentarquía de dramaturgia cuántica
RETÓRICA DEL SUEÑO DE PODER.
Comedias.
EL METAL Y LA CARNE.
Tragedias 

About the Playwright:

Antonio Cesar Moron is a playwright, poet and essayist. He holds a doctorate in Literary Theory and Comparative Literature from the University of Granada where he also holds the post of professor. He is the author of two play anthologies: Retórica del sueño de poder (Rethoric of the Dream of Being Able to), which compiles three comedies, and El metal y la carne (The Metal and the Flesh), which compiles three tragedies. He has also published single works for the stage such as the comedy, Siseos de venganza (Hissings of Vengence), and the tragedy, Euridice. His dual vocations as researcher and creator merge masterfully in his book entitled, La dramaturgia cuantica, Teoria y practica (Quatum Playwriting, Theory and Practice), where his play Dámada is published. His other renown essays include, La escena y las palabras, (The Scene and the Words), Ensayos de teatro y dramaturgia (Essays of Theater and Playwritng), Teatro y sentido (Theater and Sense), La interpretación frente a sus límites (Interpratation Faces Its Limits) and his doctoral thesis, Jose Martin Recuerda en la escena Española (Jose Martin Recuerda in the Spanish Scene).

Starring:

Emely Grisanty
Fabián González
Julio Granados
Laura Riveros
Xiomara Cintrón

 

Access to the Reading:

Pay $5 at the door and get a glass of "vino"