Esta Breve Tragedia de la Carne
April 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm| $20
With Esta Breve Tragedia de la Carne (This Brief Tragedy of the Flesh), Peak Performances introduces audiences to the singular work of the confrontational Spanish writer, director and performance artist Angélica Liddell. All the major European festivals – d’Avignon and d’Automne in France, Vie in Italy, Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne in Switzerland – embrace Liddell with the adoration usually reserved for Romeo Castellucci and Robert Wilson. Esta Breve Tragedia epitomizes her willingness to put herself and her performers through intense physical challenges to explore politics and the human condition. Here she immerses herself in Emily Dickinson, who spent much of her life secluded in a room in her father’s house in Amherst, Massachusetts. Having studied psychology as well as theater, Liddell fearlessly addresses sensitive issues such as intimacy and pain. Don’t miss this extraordinary artist in a rare U.S. appearance.