The Show

A contra libre version of Hamlet, written and directed by Chela De Ferrari.

A group of people with Down’s syndrome take to the stage to share their hopes and frustrations through a freeing version of Hamlet.

The play is a merging of Shakespeare’s text and the contributions and experiences of the actors, and takes its starting point at the most famous question in history, which places us in front of the mirror of our existence: To be or not to be? What does it mean to be for people who do not find spaces where they are taken into account?

Historically, people with Down’s Syndrome have been considered a burden, a social waste. What value and meaning does their existence have today in a world where efficiency, production capacity and unattainable models of consumption and beauty are the paradigm of human beings?