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El animal de Hungría

Is “monster” the name we give to those who exist outside the norm? In the dark forests of Hungary, a betrayed queen has renounced her humanity. But the past cannot be left behind…
In Lope de Vega’s El animal de Hungría (The Beast of Hungary), a queen is forced into the wilderness by her power-hungry sister. The fallen queen steals her niece and raises her as a feral girl, who then encounters human society for the first time when she grows up and falls in love. With its daring vision of female sexuality, and strong questioning of our ideas about civilization and its limits, Animal is an intriguingly feminist comedia. EscenaTe and Colectivo Állatok, a young company from Madrid devoted to discovering and producing neglected classics, bring their acclaimed production of Animal to LA Escena 2022.
El animal de Hungría will be in Spanish, with English translations provided. 
Enthusiasm for Golden Age theater is what guides the young Colectivo Állatok, a group recently graduated from Resad, to present this project with Ernesto Arias and EscénaTe. After months of study, they have taken on El animal de Hungría (The Beast of Hungary), a play that presents challenges both for our preconceived ideas and also for staging.
El animal de Hungría has been performed at the Festival Iberoamericano del Siglo de Oro, Clásicos en Alcalá, Festival de Teatro Clásico de Peñíscola and the Festival Internacional de Teatro Clásico de Almagro amongst others. This production has been met with great acclaim from the public and from critics, with sold-out shows.

Directed by Ernesto Arias

Dramaturgy Brenda Escobedo y Ernesto Arias

Stage Movement Lidia Otón

Set Design Álvaro Sobrino

Costume Design Nuria Martínez

Lighting Design Raquel Rodríguez

Music Jorge Eliseo

Song – “Nana del reloj de arena”

(music: Nora Hernández; lyrics: Gonzalo Lasso y Jorge de la Cruz;

musical arrangement: Gonzalo G. Baz)

Masks Asier Tartás Landera

Choreography Cocó Jiménez

Fight Director Mon Ceballos

Choral Director Gonzalo G. Baz

Graphic Design Olga Iáñez

Photography Acto Uno / Jorge Eliseo / Pilar Diago / Festival de Teatro

Clásico de Peñíscola.

Executive Producer Santiago Pérez Carrera

Press Luisa Castiñeira

Distribution María Moral, Zeena Gestión de Artes Escénica

Direction Assistant Verónica Morejón

Scenography Assistant Almudena Bautista


Jorge de la Cruz King of Hungary, Town Crier, Velardo (Peasant Act II)

Laura Ferrer Bartola (Peasant Act I), Fulgencia (Pirate), Silvana (Peasant Act II) Justice, Ambassador from Barcelona

Oscar Fervaz Selvaggio (Peasant Act I), Arfindo (Pirate), Tirso (Peasant Act II),  Admiral

Inés González Teodosia

Carmen Quismondo Felipe (young Felipe), Rosaura, Benita (Peasant Act I)

Gonzalo Lasso Felipe (adult Felipe), Pascual (Peasant), Montero, Plácido (Pirate)

Andrea Martínez Faustina, Llorente (Peasant Act I), Fenicia (Peasant Act II)

Fran Ávila Lauro, Riselo (Peasant Act II)

Acknowledgments Fundación Siglo de Oro, Actouno, Antonio Hernández, Ana Sousa, Ainhoa Blanco, Daniel Moreno, Iñigo Blanco, Daniel Moreno, Iñigo Trício, Nines Rivera, Martín Rubio, Narciso Ruiz Guerrero, Pacha Salgueiro Garra