Pack, a crude and crucial work a couple of gang rape

Based mostly on an actual case that occurred in Spain in 2016, the Argentine model of this work could be seen in El Picadero, from Thursday to Saturday, with Vanesa González, Martín Slipak, Gastón Cocchiarale and the forged.

The reality could be uncomfortable, harm, and upset. And the reality that places on stage Pack, just lately launched at El Picadero, is profoundly and painful however equally crucial. The play, by the Spanish Jordi Casanovas, framed within the so-called documentary theater, adapts the case often called “the herd” that occurred in Spain in 2016, wherein an 18-year-old lady was raped by 5 males through the San Fermín festivities.

The native model is directed by Nelson Valente and starring Vanesa González, Martín Slipak, Gastón Cocchiarale, Lucas Crespi, Gustavo Pardi and Julián Ponce Campos. The textual content reproduces the statements of each the sufferer and the accused, through the subsequent trial, which generates the best impression on the story.

What occurs with Pack is that it exhibits, starkly, a actuality that has no borders and that, extremely at this level in historical past, continues to occur with worrying frequency: rape tradition. Endorsed by machismo and the patriarchal mannequin, which proceed to be legitimate in a lot of the world.

The austere staging is ample to give attention to what issues: a textual content that mobilizes by the naturalness with which these younger males, supposedly educated and from an excellent household, current their idea of sexuality and its sensation of impunity.

The work is forceful, it doesn’t skimp on particulars nevertheless it does so with out falling into low-cost pictures. And that’s appreciated. Exactly that double testimonial viewpoint, each of the sufferer and of the perpetrators, supplied so overtly virtually as if it have been the trial itself, provides energy to it.

The theatrical sport of doubling the actors to play the rapists and likewise the protection legal professionals and the Court docket judges, may be very efficient. On this manner, it’s evident how the patriarchy has many legs to assist itself to stay unpunished.

Alternatively, Vanesa González additionally performs the sufferer and the prosecutor, in a quite simple however efficient related sport. The actress composes a lady distraught, shocked and fully susceptible to the actions of 5 males who exert violence on her in all its types: In addition to raping her in a bunch, they filmed her through the assault (they made seven movies) after which they stole her cellphone.

The “robotized” tone that Vanesa imposes on her character is shifting due to its verisimilitude, but additionally as a result of it involves thoughts, the variety of girls who as soon as suffered an analogous state of affairs. And it manages to generate emotions of indignation and empathy, the identical as in actual life.

The actors additionally assume their roles with ease and keep away from the danger of stepping into the heads of these younger individuals who defend themselves with arguments heard a thousand occasions. This time it was them, nevertheless it might have been so many others, justifying their brutal actions, backed by ingrained and naturalized social behaviors, and doubting the sufferer on a regular basis.

Pack, which has a Spanish model and will have one in each nation on this planet the place these kinds of occasions proceed to occur, as soon as once more places within the air, from the mouth of the aggressors, ideas corresponding to these of “she did not refuse, so she agreed“, “she did not ask for assist so she agreed“and different aberrations like that.

I simply closed my eyes, as a result of I needed it to finish. I used to be locked“, says the lady. And it additionally reveals the prevailing machismo in Justice that, in precept, sentenced the accused to 9 years in jail, a determine that rose to fifteen solely when protests and repudiation all through Spain gave the case class of worldwide scandal.

The theater permits to present one other dimension to some questions like this. One factor is the police case and one other to see that case translated into creative reality. The message arrives in one other manner and generates a crucial discomfort. No less than, so long as the macho tradition that helps this kind of brutal occasions stays in drive.


Score: Excellent. Features: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 20 on the Picadero (Pje ES Discépolo 1857). Tickets: $ 1500 for




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