The eleventh novel by North American writer William Faulkner - Las palmeras salvajes - describes the irresistible passion between two people with the world against them. Charlotte Rittenmeyer leaves her husband, children and quiet middle-class life when she falls in love with Harry Wilboure, who abandons his medical internship and runs away with her. This unbridled love story set in 1930s North America turns into a kind of hell though and ends sadly for both of them. Renowned French director Séverine Chavrier portrays each of the seasons in Faulkner’s novel in a production that evokes both a road movie and a great tragedy, with condemnation, atonement, curses and redemption. Full of smells, sounds, sighs and silence, this lovers’ journey is a wild and sensual escape with no return.
Premiered in Switzerland in 2014, Séverine Chavrier presents this new version, created especially for Santiago a Mil 2020 and coproduced by the Teatro a Mil Foundation and the Orleans/Centre-Val de Loire National Center for Drama, starring Chilean actors Claudia Cabezas and Nicolás Zárate.
Séverine Chavrier Theater director and outstanding musician, Sevérine Chavrier has been the director of the Orléans/Centre-Val de Loire National Center for Drama (CDN) since 2017. As head of La Sérénade Interrompue, she developed a unique focus for her productions, with theater in dialogue with music, dance, images and literature. Her creations are ...
William Faulkner This North American narrator and poet (Mississippi, 1897-1962) was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1949. He wrote novels, short stories, film scripts, essays and a play. He is most commonly known for his stories set in the fictional county of Yoknapatawpha in Lafayette, Mississippi, where he lived most ...
Concept and directed by: Séverine Chavrier, based on the adaptation of the novel of the same name by William Faulkner | Cast: Claudia Cabezas and Nicolás Zárate | Translation into Spanish: Andrea Pelegri Kristié, Milena Grass Kleiner | Assistant Director: Louise Sari | Technical and Lighting manager: Daniela Valenzuela | Sound: Marcelo Martínez | Video: Marco Martínez | Stage Manager: Nicolás Ormazábal | Costume: Andrea Bustos | Videos: Tercermundo Producciones | Coproduced by The Orléans/Centre- Val de Loire National Center for Drama (France) and the Teatro a Mil Foundation | With support from Instituto Francés - París (Théâtre Export), Région Centre-Val de Loire (convention Institut Français Région) The French Institute in Paris (Théâtre Export) and the Centre-Val de Loire region (a French Institute regional agreement) | With the collaboration of Centro GAM