LA ÚLTIMA NOCHE DE LA HUMANIDAD
La Última Noche de la Humanidad
The Last Night of Mankind is inspired by Karl Kraus’s monumental masterpiece “The last days of mankind”. The subject is war as a recurrent comeback to the bestial childhood of humankind.
The show is divided in two complementary parts: the first called “The Apocalyptic and Hydrocephalic Operetta” in which actors and puppets all covered in mud find themselves in a devastated moor and sing stupidly to the memory of an extinguished species, the human one. The second part called “White room” a sterile space, kind of a laboratory or bunker or a colony in Mars where five -survivors? - respond to the commands of a mechanical voice that force them to execute violent actions and to speak in English. In both acts actors are no more than insects trying to survive. La última Noche de la Humanidad was created in times of great concern and suffering: 2001 and 2002. The leviathan was alive and manifesting itself in New York, Buenos Aires, Afghanistan and soon to be also in Bagdad. And in many other places. Almost emptied of objects, Periférico’s stage is inhabited by bodies saturated of bestiality, passion and despair.