Ramon Molins, from an original story by Beatriz Osés
Mercat de les Flors - Sala Ovidi Montllor 01/07 - 02/07
Omar and his family flee from a war that has taken everything from them, and they set sail on a small boat with the desperate aim of finding a better life. However, a storm brings their escape to an end and the boy watches in terror as the sea swallows up his parents and all his fellow travellers.
Omar reaches the Italian coast as an orphan, a refugee, sent to an internment centre. Scared of being sent back to his country of origin, he escapes and hides in a walnut tree. The walnut tree is in the garden of Rossana Marinetti, a bitter, lonely lawyer who has turned all her neighbours against her, because of the continual eccentric lawsuits she files against her fellow citizens: one mixed up the colours of the recycling bags, another has a sewing machine that is too noisy and someone else left a shopping trolley badly parked in the supermarket...
But something happens when Marinetti meets Omar, because this fearsome lawyer decides to represent the newcomer in his extradition hearing and has an unusual argument up her sleeve: “This boy is a walnut”. An old law states that any fruit that falls from a tree belongs to the owner of the land where it falls, and so... Omar is not a boy, he is a walnut, and therefore he belongs to her.
A story of lonely people who are living a sad, grey life, neighbours who, when they meet Omar, don't see him as a refugee who has no place in our society, but rather as a ray of life that brings light to their sad existence.
Soc una nou [I am a walnut] is the new production from a company led by dramatist and director Ramon Molins, who for many years has maintained his commitment to telling stories for adults aged 4 and over, in shows of the highest artistic quality. They have performed at the Grec Festival before, in 2017 (La gallina dels ous d'or) and in 2019 (Polzet). The original story was written by Beatriz Osés (Soy una nuez, in the original title) and it won the Edebé Children’s Literature Award in 2018.
A Zum-zum Teatre production.
A show for people aged 6 and over.
Author: Ramon Molins, from an original story by Beatriz Osés Directors: Ramon Molins Performers: Jesús Agelet, Andrés Batista, Begonya Ferrer, Jordi Gilabert/Albert Garcia Composer: Antoni Tolmos Live music: Antoni Tolmos Set design and construction: Joan Pena Costume design: Rosa Solé Lighting design: David Bofarull a.a.i Sound: Sergio Sisques Executive producer: Txell Burgués Distribution: Txell Burgués Photography: David del Val
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