Eight actors with Down’s syndrome in a free interpretation of Shakespeare’s masterpiece, combining power and humor.
Disability has relegated so many people to the sidelines, hiding them away. Here is a very free approach to Shakespeare’s play, featuring eight actors with Down’s syndrome. Chela De Ferrari, who founded the Teatro La Plaza in Lima, Peru, gives them the opportunity to express themselves. She explores the violence of societies so centered on what is deemed normal that the very power of life can be extinguished. Here, in an impressive choreography as a group venture, views are turned upside down, as are prejudices. The political and family tragedy leading to the death of Ophelia and Hamlet makes us face up to the way we behave when dealing with others and with differences.