Lazaro tries to vanquish misery evading his worst enemy: hunger. He is an anti-hero made up of cunning. Lazaro embodies the low people going from a master to another, one moved by the need, which does not mean poverty of heart. His adventures unmask a violent society in both senses: psychological and physical so the story is still current in our time.
Lazarillo of Tornes: a piece in one act for a single actor is a one-person exploration work of the relationships between theatre and literature, the storytelling and the mise-en-scene. The aesthetical, poetical and historical senses are preserved by maintaining the original Castilian of that period in terms of vocabulary and metrics.
Based on the anonymous text from 1554: The life of Lazarillo de Tormes: his fortunes and misfortunes as told by himself
Playwriting and direction: Juan Cristóbal Monsalve. – Teatro de la Memoria (Colombia)