PRODUCTION: Parrabbola (UK)
August 27, 2023 9 p.m. – Teatro Camploy
Throughout the 16th and 17th centuries William Shakespeare wrote 37 plays with a staggering 1,191 individual characters: 147 women and 1,044 men. This is one story about 6 of those women, from different parts of the world, and even different times. Little did Shakespeare know that, centuries later, his characters will come together, off the page once more. But this time just for dinner. Emilia brings the wine, Ophelia helps with a salad, Lady Macbeth works on the soup, Imogen tends to the barbecue, while Lady Anne and Isabella have both brought dessert. Each woman has her own story to tell, and her own view on the stories of her peers. This otherworldly opportunity encourages the audience to think again about Shakespeare’s women.
Lovingly crafted by Romanian- born writer Olivia Negrean, FEAST premiered at the International Shakespeare Festival in Gdansk, Poland (2017), and has since been performed at Voila! European Theatre Festival, Romanian Cultural Centre in London, and York International Shakespeare Festival. Following the performances in Gdansk, FEAST has been translated into Polish and performed in Rzeszow Wanda Siemaszkowa Theatre.