The evil of death

Based on the homonymous novel by Marguerite Duras

Men and women are irreconcilable, and this impossible attempt made in each love is what gives it its greatness.
M. Duras

A woman and a man try to get close to each other from the silence and the loneliness. The woman steps into the man’s challenge: he decides to hire his body, his presence. He wants to discover the closeness of the two bodies in everyday life.
She needs to be submissive, not talk, she needs to always be at his complete disposal. But not even the union of the two bodies means being accompanied.

Creado en residencia en el Teatro Las Escuelas de Orejo y la Filmoteca de Cantabria

Woman: Mónica Glez. Megolla 
Man: Nacho Fernández, David Picazo
Voice Jose Ibarguen
Lighting Felix Garma
Photography Andrés Mier
Graphic Design:
Quásar adaptation, direction, and production

Tour support from INAEM


It makes no concessions to the audience, and I appreciate it. It simply conveys, through two actors, what is in the texts of Duras, tough and tremendous, crystalline and smooth, written with the soul and to last like flint. What do they show? Beauty, something we couldn't bear. Without intending to suggest more or embellish the true truth.

María Asunción Fernández, Theatrical News

In 'The Malady of Death,' the gaze is avoided, and silence is as eloquent as words. Maintaining a balance between silence and words, without hardly looking at each other, is a test for an actor, just as trying to make the skin of one body speak to that of another without having anything of passion or tenderness to say.

Fernando Llorente, El Diario Montañés

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