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Giuseppe Bonifati




In a country existing with no army for more than 50 years, Greta has a dream that she holds inside as fiercely as her virginity: to become a soldier-woman. In order to make it real she secretly performs a desperate attempt: she wants to get accepted into the body of the "Civil Guard" . Apparently, she is listened and understood by the police chief, Ramon.But he is a rather corrupt man. The young girl is just overwhelmed by an orgy of words that make her believe in a true interest coming from the man, and she trusts him. Nevertheless, Ramón will take her by force, as in a ritual sacrifice. Are these roots of a "happy past that has produced unhappy people" to bring Greta to the end, crushed by the memory of a lost and sincere time. Only at the end the play will reach the conclusion that gets a genious tone,  that of a revolution. The revolution of "the different", the last possibility to resist, albeit unnecessarily, to the barbarism that is approaching. So Greta ransoms her lost dream of becoming a soldier; without complaining she greats herself and the things she has lost along the way, although with a deep wound in her heart.



MAIDEN is a theatre production by Teatro Popular Melico Salazar, Ministry of Culture & Youth, FIA International Festival of Arts and with the support of Italian Embassy in San Jose, CNT (Compañía Nacional de Teatro) under the patronage IILA (Istituto Italo Latino-Americano).


Dramaturgy and Direction: Giuseppe L. Bonifati

Translator: Zingonia Zingone

Actors: Alberto Martinez Guinaldo (Spain) and Maria Laila Fernandez (Argentina)

Photo: Esteban Chinchilla



Student's Jury Award - Puppet is A Human Too Festival 2012 (Warsaw, Poland)

Special Mention at International Theatre Award 2013 "Teresa Pomodoro" (Milan, Italy)


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Première: 2012



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