February 23-26th 2023


Pupilas pintaban mis sábanas. Quadre #1: Cheli

Thursday, February 23th at 8 pm
Friday, February 24th at 8 pm
Saturday, February 25th at 8 pm
Sunday, February 26th at 8 pm
Languages: Spanish, Catalan
Duration: 80 min
Tickets: 14 euros ONLINE // 16 euros BOX OFFICE

Strobe lights are used in this show

Concept and creation: Lalínea
Original idea and dramaturgy: Erik Forsberg
Stage direction: Úrsula Tenorio
Performed by: Erik Forsberg
Audio testimony: José Regalón
Stage design and ilustrator: Lucía Valenzuela
Sound design and live music: Sergio Camacho
Actant: Úrsula Tenorio
Light design: Ivan Cascon
Executive production: Rut Girona, Úrsula Tenorio and Erik Forsberg
Stage composition advice by: Carlota Subirós
Therapeutic support: Gaia Bautista
Collaborators: Sara Morón, Mariano Romero, Eli López, Montse Alonso, Patrícia Colomera, Montse Grífols, Cris García (PADS team), Marta Torrens (Institut de Neuropsiquiatria i Addiccions de l’Hospital del Mar), Josep Rovira (Energy Control), Dani Roca (CAS Baluard – CAP Raval Sud) i David Riaza (CAP Carles Riba).
With the support of: Nau Ivanow, CC Parc Sandaru (Kinètic), Beques Premis Barcelona 2020, Departament de Cultura de la Generalitat de Catalunya.
Coproduced by: Antic Teatre and Lalínea
Acknowledgments: Marc Tarrida, Cristina Fuentes, Raquel Cors, Anna Pérez, Joana Forcada, Aleix Castany, Joana Forcada, Alba Saura, Laura Riera, Marta Duran, Àlex Sanz, Margarida Troguet, Claudia Conde, Graciela Fisas, Andrea Buil, Guillem Manzanares, Aitana Bellido, Júlia Barbany, Andrea Marinel·lo, Marcel Fenocchio, Aina Juanet, Itziar Barriobero, Nora Baylach, Lokas Juanas, Marc Selva, Núria Repiso, Ana Bustamante i Panos Achniotis.


Cheli is the protagonist of the first piece of Pupilas pintaban mis sábanas, a project that depicts the real lives of heroin users from the 70s-90s in Barcelona. Since he was 18 and to this day, that he is 62, Cheli has used heroin. His use began in the 70s, between the night in the Barcelona after Franco’s death and the field trips to the mountains to experience transcendental introspection, pushed by the desire to discover a new world of new freedoms. The sound record of Cheli’s history intertwines on the stage with the voice and the body of Erik, his doctor. From their dialogue, multiple prospective answers emerge to one question: how do we manage pleasure and suffering in contemporary society?

Lalínea is an artistic project that focuses on the creative process and on the dynamics that are generated between artistic action and audience. At the same time, they work with reality as raw material in an attempt to rewrite hegemonic discourse. Their stage productions propose variations on the performative conference format in order to directly question contemporary complex realities, while also exploring the poetics of everyday life through visual and sound rhetoric, thus offering unique sensory experiences.

Lalínea was born in 2019 in Barcelona. It was resident company at Teatre Lliure for the 20/21 season with the project José y la Barcelona disidente, which premiered at the Grec Festival de Barcelona 2021.

Pupilas pintaban mis sábanas. Quadre #1: Cheli
Lucía Valenzuela
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