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The Mountain

Agrupación Señor Serrano

CREDITS
year
2020
text
created by Agrupación Señor Serrano
dramaturgy and direction Àlex Serrano, Pau Palacios and Ferran Dordal
cast
performance Anna Pérez Moya, Àlex Serrano, Pau Palacios, David Muñiz
set & lighting design
scenery design and scale models Àlex Serrano and Lola Belles
light design Cube.bz
music
Nico Roig
additional details
video-programing David Muñiz
video creation Jordi Soler Quintana
costumes Lola Belles
production
GREC Festival de Barcelona / Teatre Lliure / Conde Duque Centro de Cultura Contemporánea / CSS Teatro Stabile di Innovazione del Friuli – Venezia Giulia / Teatro Stabile del Veneto – Teatro Nazionale / Zona K / Monty Kultuurfaktorij / Grand Theatre / Feikes Huis.
with the support of
Departament de Cultura de la Generalitat / Graner – Mercat de les Flors


 “Have you recently had a close encounter –
a close encounter with something very unusual?”
Close encounters of the Third Kind

On October 30, 1938 an alien ship landed in Grover’s Mill, a town in New Jersey. Without saying a word, the Martians began to attack, turning their laser beams on the local population and the first platoons of soldiers that tried to resist. Little by little the Martian ships moved towards New York, where they sowed panic…
A few years before, after a period of heavy rains, a ship ran aground on the top of a mountain. From out of it came a host of species ready to colonize and repopulate the world. Ostriches, ants, hippos and Noah’s family…
What is the difference between a fictional narrative and a factual one? Why do we know that a narrative contains “true facts” and is not invented? How is “the truth” built? Is there “the truth”? If it does not exist, then are all stories just versions of the same lie?
When Moses writes about Noah, he does so by copying the model of oral stories of the time, the communicative vehicle that carried the truth and the news of the times.
When Orson Welles created his radio version of The War of the Worlds, he did so with the intention of alerting the listeners that the radio, the champion of truth and veracity of its time, could be conveniently used to sneak fake facts past us as if they were true, and to manipulate the listener.
When Putin subsidizes the Russia Today TV channel, the Snake APT hackers or launches an army of false Twitter accounts, he does so to sow chaos and doubt within the hegemonic narrative of Western liberal democracies and their “peace mission” in the world, to call “the truth” into question and thus gain advantage for Russia and its foreign policy (to make the annexation of Crimea seem inevitable, for example).

Images

Tour

premiere
8, 9, 10 July 2020
 h 20.30
Grec Festival
Barcelona, Teatre Lliure Montjuïc, Sala Fabià Puigserver

tour
20 September 2020 h 18
Contemporanea 2020
Prato, Metastasio
10 October 2020 h 21
11 October 2020 h 17
Festival International des Arts de Bordeaux Métropole
Bordeaux
14 October 2020 h 20
Primavera dei teatri
Castrovillari, Castello Aragonese
19-21 November 2020 h 20
Madrid, Centro de Cultura Contemporánea Condeduque
2-3 December 2020 h 20.30
Milan, Zona K
18-28 March 2021
Barcelona, Teatre Lliure
17 April 2021
Gijón (Spain), Teatro Jovellanos
22 April 2021
Vic (Spain), L'Atlàntida
30 April 2021, h 20
Fira Titelles Lledia
Lleida (Spain), La Llotja
16 May 2021
Hannover (Germany), KunstFestSpiele Herrenhausen
21-22 May 2021
Valencia (Spain), Teatre el Musical
10 July 2021, h 17
Biennale Teatro 2021
Venice, Arsenale, Teatro alle Tese