Project Description

Cuzco

Cuzco
by Víctor Sánchez Rodríguez (Spain), 2017
One male, one female.

 

Previous: 12 July 2017 at the Cervantes Theatre, London.

‘Leaves you open-mouthed.’ ‘Great writing.’ ‘True theatre.’ Las Provinicas.

A couple crosses the globe for a relationship-salvaging trip of a lifetime, to Peru, and the Inca Trail.  But the promise of rekindling and spiritual awakening soon gives way to disorientation, frustration, and the emergence of long-held resentments.  Hooking up with a beautiful, successful, seductive pair of fellow travellers from the States does little to help, while altitude sickness, post-colonial guilt and run-ins with the locals only make things worse.  Trapped in their hotel rooms, and overwhelmed by the weight of landscape and history, the pair struggles to withstand the strain.  It wasn’t supposed to turn out like this.

Everyone in Cuzco wants to sell you some mystery

Tourists spend six months, every night after work, preparing for their holidays

So they can come to Cuzco

And buy themselves some mystery.

The world premiere of Cuzco took place as a rehearsed reading as part of Out of the Wings 2017 at the Cervantes Theatre, London, on 12 July 2017.  It was performed by Denise Hoey and Richard Glaves, with narration by Gigi Guizado.

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Some images from the Spanish production at the Teatre Rialto, Valencia, in 2017.  Photos (c) Vicente A Jiménez