Until 15 November, Concha Velasco brings to the stage the cruellest and tenderest moments that a mother with a child with Down's Syndrome can face.
In a comfortable flat in Madrid, with various doors leading to the bedrooms and the kitchen, art gallerist Olivia appears through the entrance. Today she does not have good news and she has to share it, in her own way, with Eugenio. Her son has Down's Syndrome, although this does not prevent him from understanding or picking up on things like anyone else. Olivia knows this, which is why she wants this evening's supper, which will be the last one, to be fun and for them both to enjoy it.
So begins Olivia y Eugenio, a work about love, moral values and the normality of things and people in which the protagonist looks at her son and everything about him and asks herself who in this life is normal. Olivia lives in the present, but reminisces and recalls past times. A look at everything they have lived and that is far too often rivalled by fear of facing the present. So sure of herself, she now finds herself in a critical situation. How to face the future? Doubts that take a twist at the end of the performance and that draw the applause of the audience.
Actress Concha Velasco carries the full force of the play and shares the stage with Hugo Aritmendiz and Rodrigo Raimondi, who alternate in the role of Eugenio. It is the first time that an actor with Down's Syndrome has acted throughout an entire play. Olivia y Eugenio is a modern drama filled with emotion.
Olivia y Eugenio
Date: until 15 November
Venue: Teatre Goya
Price: general admission € 28
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