Poster of the play Run which is a Rapid Production performed at the Cervantes Theatre on 4th and 5th October 2019

Run ! ¡Corre!

By Yolanda García Serrano

Nothing attracts you like the bad person......

Winner of the 2018 Spanish National Prize for Dramatic Literature

translated by Jessica Rainey

There are siblings that hurt you, and Kico, who reappears to disturb the life of his only sister Emma, is one of these. Kico, who learnt to run before he could walk. First in front of his mother, later in front of his teachers and much later in front of the police. In contrast, Emma was always a good girl who learnt to protect herself from the disputes that racked her family. Why is it that siblings can be so different ?

RUN ! takes place over the time period of a year, from winter when, for the first time in a long time, Emma visits her brother in prison, to spring when Kico’s desire to run will determine both of their futures. «Nothing attracts you like the bad person» is the phrase that hovers over the relationship between the brother and sister. Why ? Because it’s as true as it’s painful.

Nada engancha más que las malas personas.......

Ganadora del Premio Nacional de Literatura Dramática 2018

elegida por “su gran fuerza dramática, su emotividad, su creación de personajes que retratan la eterna batalla entre los seres y su entorno”

Hay hermanos que duelen, y ese es el caso de Kico, quien reaparece para perturbar la vida de Emma, su única hermana. Kico aprendió a correr antes que a andar. Primero delante de su madre, luego delante de los profesores, y más tarde delante de la policía. Emma, en cambio, siempre fue una niña buena que aprendió a guardarse de los golpes que se rifaban en la familia. ¿Por qué los hermanos pueden ser tan distintos?

¡CORRE! transcurre a lo largo de un año, desde el invierno en que Emma visita a su hermano en la cárcel, por primera vez en mucho tiempo, hasta la primavera cuando las ganas de correr de Kico determinan el futuro de ambos. «Nada engancha más que las malas personas» es la frase que sobrevuela la relación de estos dos hermanos. ¿Por qué? Porque es tan cierta como dolorosa.

.This is a Cervantes Theatre Rapid Production:  

Friday 4th October 2019 7.30pm  in Spanish, Saturday 5th October 2019 7.30pm in English

Ticket Prices: £6/£5 concs

What is a Rapid Production ? (Please Read)

A Rapid Production is the complete play performed by actors with full movement, staging, music and lighting but with script in hand. We pioneered this sort of production before we had the Cervantes Theatre where we noticed that when we watched the play we quickly ‘forgot’ that the actors were reading. They are much more cost effective to put on because rehearsal time is significantly reduced so they have become a way of us making top class theatre available at a really low price.

¡Corre!/ Run is a National Prize winner in Spain (2018 National Prize for Dramatic Literature) and we are really pleased to be able to show it,

We often bring back Rapid Productions as full productions the following year. The Little Pony, La Realidad/The Reality and our most recent production Los Ojos de la Noche/The Eyes of the Night have all followed this route

¿Que es una Rapid Production ? - (Lea por favor)

Una Rapid Production es la obra completa realizada por actores con movimiento completo, puesta en escena, música e iluminación pero con guión en mano. Fuimos pioneros en este tipo de producción antes de abrir el Cervantes Theatre, cuando notamos que “olvidamos” que los actores estaban leyendo. Los costes de producirlas son mucho menores porque el tiempo de ensayo se reduce significativamente, por lo que se han convertido en una forma de hacer que el teatro de primera clase esté disponible a un precio realmente bajo.

¡Corre!/ Run ganó el Premio Nacional de Literatura Dramática 2018 y estamos muy contentos de poder representarla

A menudo presentamos Rapid Productions en produccción el año siguiente. The Little Pony, La Realidad / The Reality y nuestra producción más reciente Los Ojos de la Noche / The Eyes of the Night han sido desarrolladas así.

Photo of Yolanda García Serrano

Playwright: Yolanda García Serrano

Born in Madrid her debut as author and director was in the Círculo de Bellas Artes. From that point on, she has combined theatre writing with writing for cinema and television. In cinema she has received a  Goya for the script of Todos los hombres sois iguales. In theatre she has received the Premio Hogar sur  of comedies for Qué asco de amor,  the Chivas Telón Award for Dónde pongo la cabeza. Her play, Ser o no Cervantes, that premiered in New Tork,  got three HOLA (Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors) awards, including that of Best Play. She was recognized together with Juan Carlos Rubio with the 2013 Lope de Vega Award for the play Shakespears nunca estuvo aquí . In addition, she was a finalist of the First Tournament of Dramaturgy held in Teatro Español in 2017.

Autora: Yolanda García Serrano

Nace en Madrid y debuta como autora y direcora en el Círculo de Bellas Artes. A partir de entonces compagina la escritura de teatro con el cine y la televisión. En cine recibe un Goya por el guion de Todos los hombres sois iguales. En teatro recibe el Premio Hogar sur de comedias por Qué asco de amor, el Premio Chivas Telón por Dónde pongo la cabeza. Su obra teatral estrenada en Nueva York Ser o no Cervantes consiguió tres premios HOLA (Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors), entre ellos el de mejor obra teatral.
Ha sido reconocida junto a Juan Carlos Rubio con el Premio Lope de Vega 2013 por la obra Shakespeare nunca estuvo aquí. Además, ha sido finalista del Primer Torneo de Dramaturgia celebrado en el Teatro Español 2017.

Photo of Lilac Yosiphon, director of Corre/Run at the Cervantes Theatre 4th/5th October 2019

Director: Jessica Lazar

Jessica Lazar is a freelance director, co-founder of theatre company Atticist, and EVOLVE Artist in Residence at Oxford Playhouse. Her productions have won the 2016 Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award, the 2018 SIT-Up Award (for ‘social impact theatre’), and been nominated for several Off West End Awards including Best Director (2018), Best Ensemble (2018, 2019), and Best Production (2019). Theatre credits include: Katherine Rundell’s Life According to Saki (Edinburgh Fringe, 2016 / New York Theatre Workshop’s Fourth Street Theatre, 2017), Nazish Khan’s Deadly Dialogues (Edinburgh Fringe / 3LD New York, 2017), Steven Berkoff’s East (King’s Head Theatre, 2018), Christina Murdock’s Dangerous Giant Animals (Edinburgh Fringe / United Solo Fest New York / Park Theatre, 2018), David Greig’s Outlying Islands (King’s Head Theatre, 2019), Sam Potter’s The Unicorn and Iman Qureshi’s This is a love story (North Wall, 2019), and Lisa D’Amour’s Anna Bella Eema (currently at Arcola). In 2016, she completed a doctorate as an AHRC scholar under Oxford Professor of Drama, Tiffany Stern, and trained at MET Film School and Ecole Philippe Gaulier.

 

Directora: Jessica Lazar

Jessica Lazar es directora independiente, cofundadora de la compañía de teatro Atticist y EVOLVE Artist in Residence en Oxford Playhouse. Sus producciones han ganado 2016 Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award, , the 2018 SIT-Up Award (por ‘teatro de impacto social’), y han sido nominadas para varios premios Off West End, incluyendo Mejor director (2018), Mejor conjunto (2018, 2019 ) y Mejor producción (2019). Los créditos teatrales incluyen: Life According to Saki de Katherine Rundell (Edinburgh Fringe, 2016 / New York Theatre Workshop’s Fourth Street Theatre, 2017), Deadly Dialogues Nazish Khan (Nazish Khan – Edinburgh Fringe / 3LD New York, 2017), East (Steven Berkoff’ – King’s Head Theatre, 2018), Dangerous Giant Animals (Christina Murdock – Edinburgh Fringe / United Solo Fest New York / Park Theatre, 2018), Outlying Islands (David Greig – King’s Head Theatre, 2019), The Unicorn de Sam Potter y  This is a love story (Iman Qureshi -North Wall, 2019), y Anna Bella Eema de Lisa D’Amour (actualmente en Arcola). En 2016, completó un doctorado como investigadora de AHRC con la profesora de drama de Oxford, Tiffany Stern, y se formó en MET Film School y Ecole Philippe Gaulier.

English Cast

Emma: Leila Ashgar-Ali

Kico: Keith Porter

Reparto Español

Emma: Candela Gómez

Kico: Jaime Menendez

Photo of Leila Ashgar-Ali who plays Emma in Run at the Cervantes Theatre on 5th October 2019

Leila Ashgar-Ali

Photo of Keith Porter who plays Kico in Run at the Cervantes Theatre on 5th October 2019

Keith Porter

Photo of Candela Gómez who plays Emma in Corre at the Cervantes Theatre on 4th October 2019

Candela Gómez

Photo of Jaime Menendez who plays Kico in Corre at the Cervantes Theatre on 4th October 2019

Jaime Menendez

CREATIVE TEAM

 

Set and Costume Designer: Sorcha Corcoran   

Stage Manager: Ana Callejas

Production Manager: Marcus Roche  

Lighting Technician: Fernando Benito