Le Colonel Astral
A show very freely inspired by Don Quixote by Cervantes
At the beginning, there is only a theater room, three presences, a text: it could be a rehearsal. Suddenly, a fourth character arrives, claiming to be a knight errant, Don Alfonso Quichano.
TODOS CAERÁN is an obstinate quest for identity, an absurd road trip that crosses different eras, situations and literary styles, and whose only reference point is the theater.
Writing Francesco Italiano | Directed by Guillemette Laurent Interpretation and collaboration in writing and directing Marie Bos, Renaud Cagna, Estelle Franco, Francesco Italiano | Light design and technical direction Nelly Framinet | Scenography Nicolas Mouzet-Tagawa | Sound creation Maxime Bodson | Costumes Thijsje Strijpens | Hichem Dahes Pictures | Development and distribution BLOOM Project
Production Le Colonel Astral / Audience asbl | Associate production Théâtre La Balsamine (Brussels) | In co-production with La Coop asbl and ShelterProd With the support of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation - Service du Théâtre, taxshelter.be, ING and the tax-shelter of the Belgian federal government With the support of the Théâtre Océan Nord (Brussels) and 140 (Brussels)
This show could not have taken place without the support of the Théâtre Océan Nord (Brussels)
This show was created in February 2022 at Théâtre la Balsamine.
At the beginning there is only a theater room, three people, a text, Chekhov perhaps : nothing extraordinary, it could be a rehearsal.
Suddenly, a fourth character arrives. He claims to be a knight errant and calls himself Don Alfonso Quichano. His horse is a wheelbarrow and his ladylove is called Andy. This is the beginning of a series of adventures in which these four beings are both the authors and the subjects.
TODOS CAERÁN is about an ostinate quest for identity that is not deterred by failed attempts and bitter disappointments. It is an absurd road trip that crosses different eras, situations and literary styles. The only reference point is the theater: that's where the protagonists keep coming back to, as if it were only in the place of performance and sharing that there was any hope of meeting oneself.