Painted paradise

paradis pintat

Imagine we are standing on top of a buffet in the living room of a traditional home where we find some everyday objects, amongst which stands out a painting depicting four singing angels. It is a Painted Paradise. We’ve seen it many times before, but we had never realised that one of the angels is somehow different from the rest. To start with it is clearly a female angel, and she looks like wanting to fly away to become a guardian angel. So one day, when no one can see her, she takes the opportunity to leave the painting’s frame to try and make her dream happen. Her journey takes an unexpected turn, and she eventually ends up becoming the guardian angel of the deep seas. But, in fact, in that marvelous environment reality is not as wonderful as she imagined it. She soon finds that not even in the seabed of the deep seas there is peace. And what can a poor ‘devil’ guardian angel do? Perhaps she can only go back to her Painted Paradise … or perhaps not?


Clown - Pepa Plana
Original idea and script - Ferruccio Cainero/Pepa Plana
Direction - Ferruccio Cainero
Scenography - Lali Canosa
Video - Estudi Nueveojos
Costumes - Rosa Solé
Lighting - Yuri Plana
Atretzo - Oriol Blanchar
Voice-over - David Verdaguer
Photography - Roser Arques
Production - La Vaca Flaca
Acknowledgments - Carlo-Mô

What the press said:

Paraíso pintado
Con Paraíso pintado, Pepa Plana nos arropa en la comodidad de la risa para terminar sumergiéndonos en un momento de intensa emoción, de esos que te pellizcan las entrañas. Hay mucho y bueno en este espectáculo: el juego incesante en escena, el tierno y sutil latido del corazón del payaso, el gesto, la mirada, la necesidad de comunicar. Y esto es tanto lo que tiene que decir que hasta le sobran las palabras.
Joaquín Melguizo. Heraldo de Aragón, 13 de mayo 2016.