There are small intimacies, even amid atrocity—an outstretched hand from a pile of rubble, eyes peeking through a cracked window, a child’s toy found in the detritus of a blast.
Inside the confines of a cell, one of these unseen moments of war unfolds. Rafael and Sebastián, two men from opposing factions of the Spanish Civil War, reveal secrets over the course of a single night, fighting against a daylight that will bring renewed horror and uncertainty. War separates and betrays, hurts and exposes. War repeats. In this new production of The Dark Stone, Ukrainian and Belarusian actors shed light on a tale, unfortunately, as old as time. Using projections and live video feed, AENY – Spanish Artist in New York’s The Dark Stone exposes the wars we battle within and questions those we fight with others.
The Dark Stone, by celebrated contemporary Spanish playwright Alberto Conejero, received the 2015 Premio Ceres for Best Author and the 2016 Premio Max Award for Best Playwright. It has been performed internationally. This is its New York premiere.
In English with Spanish subtitles.
- By Alberto Conejero
- Translated by G.J. Racz
- Director – Ignacio García-Bustelo
- Assistant Director – Valeria Llaneza
- Rafael – Zenon Zeleniuch
- Sebastián – Andrew KoGolenok
- Set & Costume Design – Leni Mendez
- Projections Design – Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger
- Lighting Design – Bruce A! Kraemer
- Sound Design – David Lawson
- Producer – Allison Kadin
Produced by AENY – Spanish Artists in New York
In collaboration with Repertorio Español
With support from the Consulate General of Spain in New York
In consultation with Jersey City Theater Center