3 BELLS PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS ,
MON-KEY SHANTI THEATRE FESTIVAL 2016.
‘Uproute’ is a physical theatre piece exploring the subject of home and exile, based on three of Miguel Cervantes’ Exemplary Novels. The performance consists of three short pieces that explore the aforementioned recurring themes in Cervantes’ writing. A young woman deserted by her lover, runs away from home, masquerading as a man, to escape the shame and stigma of a broken relationship. A second is about a con-man’s big- city dreams, and his imagination of what life can offer away from the everyday drudgery of work and hierarchical familial relationships. He arrives in the city eager to practice his craft of deception, only to discover an elaborate, already flourishing brotherhood of thieves. The final piece contemporizes Cervantes’ preoccupation with exile to understand the dilemma of a young girl who’s torn between continuing to live in her home country in the midst of an un-abating war or to undertake a dangerous journey to an unknown land. The stories are based on Cervantes’ exemplary tales of The Two Damsels, Rinconete and Cortadillo and The Spanish English.