A fuego (On Fire)La Bella Otero
On 21 July 356 BC, Erostratus, a shepherd from Ancient Greece, set fire to the temple of Artemis in Ephesus, considered one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. After being arrested, interrogated and tortured, he ultimately confessed the true reason that had prompted him to commit the act: to go down in history.
This monologue, entirely in verse, full of satire, wordplay and meta-theatricality, shows how the protagonist's fascination with the historical figure of Erostratus becomes an obsession, so much so that he is driven to commit a crime worthy of his infamous idol.
Taking the character of Erostratus as its starting point, A Fuego reflects on our intrinsic desire as humans to make a mark, whether through artistic expression, a trade, a revolution or a criminal act.
Author-Performer: Pablo Macho Otero. Direction: Pablo Macho Otero, Emma Arquillué. Sound design: Gerard Vidal Barrena. Lighting: La Bella Otero. Movement design: Oriol Pla. Staging: Yaiza Ares. Production: Mola Produccions.