Qué locura enamorarme yo de ti
Where: Palau de la Virreina
La Rambla, 99

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Gabriela Wiener

Qué locura enamorarme yo de ti
Gabriela Wiener

26.03.2021 – 27.03.2021

Friday 26 and Saturday 27 of March, 7 pm

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Qué locura enamorarme yo de ti (I was crazy to fall in love with you) is a testimonial performative play in the line of recent reflections on family models and the status of romance. True to her poetics of stark personal stories, the writer Gabriela Wiener offers discourses on polyamory, non-monogamy and relational bonds based on her own experience, with amazing results. The emotional and political motivations of the author are at work in this dramatized “monologue”, and this encounter—often a confrontation—sheds light on pain, complexity, lies, jealousy, and ultimately love. All of this brings us together regardless of our theoretical or ideological positions, and it is also tremendous fun.


Gabriela has a husband, a wife, two children and a five-metre-wide bed. A marital crisis suddenly breaks out at home on the birth of a collectivized baby, in the very spring of free love. Caught up in a falsely renowned polyamory, the group will pay dearly for their poorly handled non-monogamy, with badly managed affections and a promiscuous lack of ethics. As we watch the holy child of polyamory being born in an inflatable pool, we realize that the only safe space that is left is a song by Eddie Santiago.

Artistic credits

Script: Gabriela Wiener

Director: Mariana de Althaus

Cast: Gabriela Wiener, Jaime Rodríguez, Rocío Lanchares, Coco and Amaru

Music: Rocío Lanchares

Videos: Rosi en la escalera, an excerpt from Letal Sound by Ro Gotelé + Vaciador 34

This work is a co-production of Sala de parto and the International Theatre Festival of Iberian Expression (Portugal)


Gabriela Wiener

Wiener is a writer and journalist who has lived in Spain since 2003. She has published the books Sexografías, Nueve Lunas, Llamada perdida and Dicen de mí and the book of poems Ejercicios para el endurecimiento del espíritu. Her written work has appeared in various anthologies and has been translated into English, Portuguese, French and Italian. She has done several performance readings together with her partners: “Dímelo delante de ella”, “1984” and “Casi”. Her first stories were published in the magazine Etiqueta Negra. She was editor-in-chief of the magazine Marie Claire in Spain. She writes regularly for elDiario.es and the New York Times. She has a video column in lamula.pe. She won her country's National Journalism Award in 2018 with an investigation into a case of gender violence.




Mariana de Althaus

Althaus is one of the most talented and prolific Peruvian playwrights and theatre directors today. Her tragicomedy El sistema solar was adapted for the cinema by Bacha Caravedo and Daniel Higashionna and starred Adriana Ugarte. Last year Carol López premiered another theatrical adaptation of the same play at the Teatre Lliure with Willy Toledo, Nausicaa Bonnín and the Clotet siblings, Aina and Marc, together for the first time. In recent years she has written and directed several testimonial plays, such as Criadero and Padre Nuestro. His latest work, Pájaros en llamas, is an exploration of grief based on the true stories of people who have suffered losses in plane crashes.