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La Calórica

Trees, Vodka, and Flying Machines


We present a show based on texts by Anton Chekhov, a theatrical essay about the future that is the product of collaboration between La Calòrica theatre company and philosopher Marina Garcés.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860 – 1904) wrote some of the most important works of modern theatre from the end of the nineteenth century to the early twentieth century. A scientist by profession and a man of progressive spirit, he died before seeing the reality of the great social and technical changes which, according to his predictions, would free humanity from sadness, poverty, and loneliness and show the way to a new and happy life.

In today’s programme, we return to some of his works to find out whether, more than a hundred years later, we have moved much closer to that marvellous future. Please do not change stations. If you do, the programme will be closed down. 

Trees, Vodka, and Flying Machines was premiered on 15 October 2020 at La Model in the framework of the Open City Thinking Biennale 2020.


Selection of texts: Marina Garcés and La Calòrica
Dramaturgy and stage direction: Joan Yago
Lighting and sound space design: Guillem Rodríguez
Actors: Esther López, Marc Rius, Júlia Truyol, Xavi Francés, and Aitor Galisteo-Rocher
Head technician: Guillem Rodríguez
Executive production: La Calòrica
Produced by: Open City Thinking Biennale, Barcelona City Council, CCCB, and La Calòrica

Participants: La Calòrica, Marina Garcés

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