Madness in Valencia

Lope de Vega

Madness in Valencia


Energetic comedy with delicate ingenuity

The new SND building, Drama hall
17. 9. 2024 19:00 h - 21:50 h

Schedule of performances

Tuesday 17. 9. 2024
19:00 h 21:50 h
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Friday 27. 9. 2024
19:00 h 21:50 h
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Friday 15. 11. 2024
19:00 h 21:50 h
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The energy of this rhymed comedy, with delicate ingenuity and apt metaphor, will surely sweep you off your feet. Who are and who are not fools? Is the whole world an insane asylum or vice versa? Can normal people safely hide only in a real insane asylum? And did you know that Valencia had one of the first mental institutions in Europe in the 17th century? Perhaps Lope de Vega was inspired by this fact when he wrote a play in which Floriano and Erifila hide in an asylum with the help of various people – he from punishment for alleged murder, she from forced marriage –. They take on a different identities, and the carousel of misunderstandings, tangled love affairs and explosive passions, spying and snitching can take off. The methods of healing in the institution can sometimes only be sung and danced to the rhythm of a riveting flamenco because the words spoken as a testimony to hidden intrigues and deranged relationships are no longer enough.
Runnning time: 2 hrs 50 mins with one interval
Première June 8, 2024
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Production Team

Translation Anna Lara
Songs lyrics and poetry Ľubomír Feldek
Stage Director Ondrej Spišák
Stage Design František Lipták
Costumes Design Katarína Hollá


Floriano Milan Ondrík
Director Gerardo Ján Gallovič
Leonato Juraj Loj
Doctor Verino Ivan Vojtek
Mordacho Michal Režný (as a guest)
Choir, dance Sára Gál (Student, Academy of Performing Arts) Adrián Hudák (Student, Academy of Performing Arts) Adriána Moravčíková (Student, Academy of Performing Arts) Michal Režný (as a guest) Katarína Novotková (Student, Academy of Performing Arts) Michaela Šáleková Baša Šimová (as a guest) Vladislav Šoltýs (as a guest)
The band Dávid Bílek (as a guest) Jozef Sivák (as a guest) Marcela Cmorejová (as a guest) Denis Pagáč (as a guest) Jozef Gorel (as a guest) Jakub Valiček (as a guest)