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Theater - JOGLARS - ¡Que salga Aristófanes! (in Spanish)

Hosted by the Consul of the Madrid Theatre Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sat 05 Mar 20:30

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In a mental health center, a group of patients is rehearsing a play about Aristophanes, creator of the theatrical genre of satire and comedy, which will be shown in different centers in the country. The play is directed by a former university professor specializing in Greek mythology, who entered the health center after being fired from his job due to controversial tweets that brought him down personally. Once the show is being rehearsed, the center's coordinator observes the result, stunned: The center's users represent their show with scenes against the political correctness and morality that prevails at the time.

The Director of the center doubts her own moral considerations until she loses her mind. The former professor has become obsessed with the character of Aristophanes to the point that he believes he is embodying the same comedian. Here begins a debate that will make us reflect on the limits of morality and freedom of expression.

Who decides what is politically acceptable and what is not? We are exposed to an overprotective society capable of vetoing content in the opinion of some: the new critics of society, who point to others: the "culprits", to demonize them through platforms that offer total anonymity: social networks, bonfires from the actuality.