L@s Niñ@s del Winnipeg is a show where the text as well as the whole play have been created especially to pay tribute to all those children who travelled on board the Winnipeg and to Pablo Neruda who made this feat possible, saving more than two thousand five hundred survivors of the Spanish Civil War in 1938.
The actress immerses us in this story through the eyes of four children travelling on the ship of hope. Mario talks to us about his sorrows, Angelines tries to understand, Montse asks the stars to be with her father again and Juan is afraid to go on a boat.
Four children, four portraits speak to us with innocence of a crucial episode that intertwines Chilean and Spanish history; that begins sadly and fortunately ends with a great lesson of solidarity towards those most in need. It ends with reality becoming poetry.
A show where live music, objects and puppets will stimulate the imagination of the little ones.
This play has been created from historical research and conversations with survivors of the Winnipeg. The play is based on the survival and point of view of the children and their particular way of seeing and living the hard events they had to go through: the war, the flight and the exile.
Playwright: Edurne Rankin
Directed by: Edurne Rankin / Alvaro Morales
Set design: Alvaro Morales
Costume Design: Edurne Rankin
Costume designer: Gabriela Santibañez
Music: Gorka Pastor
Duration: 50 minutes