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Marrano, a tale from the inquisition

LaPercha Teatro (Spain + Israel)
Co Presenting Partner: International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago

Marrano, a tale from the inquisition

LaPercha Teatro (Spain + Israel)
Co Presenting Partner: International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago

July 13th-15th, 2023

75 mins/ This Performance will be in SPANISH with ENGLISH SUBTITLES.

Marrano, a Tale From the Inquisition is a tragedy based on two historical events: the expulsion of the Sephardic Jews at the end of the 15th century and, consequentially, the murder of the High Inquisitor of the Crown of Aragon, Pedro de Arbués. Marrano tells the story of Uriel, a Jew born in 15th century Seville, whose life turns upside down when the Inquisition arrives in the city. A creation where gestural work, live music and words become the protagonists. A physical and avant-garde language that approaches our history from an innovative theatrical perspective.


In the year 1485, the city of Zaragoza was the scene of one of the most appalling crimes in its history: while praying in the cathedral, a Dominican monk was beheaded in cold blood by a group of assassins armed with daggers. The monk was left lying in front of the high altar, choking on his own blood as the assassins ran for their hides. The city was shocked and it was not for less: they had just killed Pedro de Arbués, the highest representative of the Holy Inquisition in Aragon.


Marrano, a Tale of the Inquisition is an apology for cultural diversity and an escape show in which we turn to the past to understand the present.


With the aim of bringing the classic closer to the 21st century viewer, LaPercha Teatro uses the language of narrator-pamperer, in which the plot flows in a dynamic and captivating way. A piece whose base is the work of gestures and mime, with the presence at all times of the word, music and the theater of objects. Throughout the show, the five actors represent more than twenty characters.


LaPercha Teatro was born in September 2020, although the seed of the project appeared during the training process at the Mar Navarro and Andrés Hernández International Theater School (2018-2020) , based on the pedagogy of Jacques Lecoq and whose particularity is precisely the collective creation as a way of thinking and doing theater. It is there where the five members of the company coincide. All of them from different origins, they decide to stay in Madrid with the idea of ​​bringing together the classic and the contemporary through different theatrical languages.

THURSDAY JULY 13TH, 9PM
FRIDAY JULY 14TH, 7PM
SATURDAY JULY 15TH, 7PM


Co-Presenting partner:



Performances of Marrano are at Theater Wit 

1229 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657 

Contact: (773) 975-8150


See Theater Wit's Health and Safety Guidelines

Workshop Offering with LaPercha Teatro:

Friday July 14th, 10am-1pm at Columbia College Chicago

72 E 11th St, Chicago, IL 60605

Stay tuned for more details!


Co-Presenting partner:



Performances of Marrano are at Theater Wit 

1229 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657 

Contact: (773) 975-8150


See Theater Wit's Health and Safety Guidelines