based on The Interior Castle, by St. Teresa of Ávila
By Annie Pui Ling Lok

Classics everywhere

Creative show

Coreography: Annie Pui Ling Lok

Jardin de las palabras

30 de junio

21:30 h.


Rodrigo Marengo, Annie Pui Ling Lok, Pepa Ubera, Eva Gil, Javier Hedrosa, Elvira Madrigal

artistic team

With the collaboration of Schola Cantorum de Alcalá

Sound design: Doran Edwards

Costume Designer: Lili Hartmann

Scenography: Ben Cummins


Inspired in St. Teresa of Ávila’s religious practices and her book “The Interior Castle”.

St. Teresa describes the interior Castle as a space divided into seven mansions (also called dwelling places). Each mansion or dwelling place describes one step to get closer to God. In her work, the Saint had already assumed that entrance to the first mansion should be through prayer and meditation, peacefulness states in which the soul is prepared to receive the contemplation or the “consolations” which are God’s gifts. Teresa observes that human sacrifices are not enough without the divine will.

“Some souls are so weak and so immersed in exterior things that they cannot by any means enter into themselves”. The Interior Castle / The Mansions – St. Teresa of Ávila (1577)

This play explores what happens when we decide to commit to something. It examines the themes of relationships, the transformation of states both for the performer and the audience and the influence/impact of time in the physical, mental and emotional body. Its duration requires commitment and resilience and offers a counterpoint to the “fast” and disposable information that consumes us and keeps us away from the body through the act of slowing us down and offering time.


Festival de Artes Escénicas de la Comunidad de Madrid en Alcalá de Henares
Clásicos en Alcalá 2018