El Perro del Hortelano
A Dog in the Manger production where not even Lope himself could have found any sniffs or butts.
LORCA AWARD FOR BEST THEATER ADAPTATION
Nominated LORCA AWARDS BEST FEMALE PERFORMER
Nominated LORCA AWARDS BEST THEATER SHOW
THE BEST PART: The beginning and all the way to the final applause.
Very innovative drama full of gags in the purest TRICICLE style.
Paco Mir has drawn an ingenious, hilarious show, sprinkled with visual gags and jokes that frame the plot of the two-way love affair between Countess Diana and her secretary Teodoro.
Abundant stagecraft and mastery of comedy by the four performers.
Ingenuity and fun in ‘El Perro del Hortelano’. A play that bewitches the viewer. The story transcends and fills the theatre with an echo of laughter. The audience travels between two alternate realities that create a humorous and captivating atmosphere. Four actors embody the twelve characters in a play that fills the theater with applause.
The fact that only two actors and two actresses fill the discreet setting of the stage with light, color, joy, optimism, and fast-paced action is prodigious. Ninety minutes that were fully enjoyed, with a verse well worked on diction, producing a fun, original, and successful show. Paco Mir, author of a very versatile version, with a great cast full of comedy. Lope’s work comes out significantly enhanced.
With the essentials and, above all, with two excellent actors and two actresses, we travel through the three acts of the play enjoying a constant “theatrical game”. Because theater is, in essence, just that… a game, and when you find it in large quantities, it becomes a delight for the audience and we all enjoy mistakes, stumbles and nonsense. A marvelous comedy.
An hour and a half of constant smiles.
Thus, ingenuity and originality take ahold of the characters who, against all odds, try to stage this story about the love affairs between Diana, Countess of Belflor, and her secretary, Teodoro.
Fun and magnificent adaptation with an absolute mastery of the comedy tempo.
Apparently simple and “highly fun”.