The Logroño City Council cancels a comedy efficiency criticized by Vox for “ridiculing abortion and ETA terrorism” | Culture | EUROtoday

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The Logroño City Council, ruled by the PP with an absolute majority, has canceled the efficiency of the comedian play Despotorreby actresses and screenwriters Ane Lindane and Raquel Torres, scheduled for this Friday, May 31, after criticism from the municipal Vox group within the capital of Rioja, which claims that the manufacturing “ridicules abortion and ETA's terrorism.”

The Logroño City Council, by way of councilor Miguel Sainz, argues that the choice is as a result of “intention of adapting to the schedule and to a type of family audience” that may attend Gallarza Park this Friday afternoon, within the heart of the capital of The Rioja. The municipal consultant has denied that the substitute of this work – a day earlier than its efficiency – is because of strain from Vox, which had beforehand criticized that “the Logroño City Council finances with public money a work that offends the victims of ETA and mocks abortion” and that he regretted the “insensitivity” of the rulers. In truth, after the suspension, the spokesperson for the far-right formation within the City Council, María Jiménez, has insisted on her profile on the social community Logroño is not going to subsidize a present that advocates abortion and terrorism.” Despotorre, offered as a feminist comedy, was a part of the Culture and Commerce program (Cuco), organized by the Chamber of Commerce and promoted by the City Council. Now the humorous monologue can be carried out as a substitute. If I have been wealthy, by Elena Somovilla.

The PSOE of the capital of Rioja denies that this variation is a “programming error”, and instantly describes it as “censorship”. “With this decision, the PP legitimizes Vox's policy and has given in to its pressures and bought its speech,” say socialist councilors Luis Alonso and Carmen Urquía. The Rioja Party, for its half, directs its criticism on the metropolis's mayor, Conrado Escobar. His spokesperson, Rubén Antoñanzas, recalled in X that “as on other occasions, Vox points and Conrado Escobar executes.” “Fascist cultural censorship is leading us to a setback never seen in decades. They are not Vox, but they want to be like them. They are bothered by women,” the Podemos-IU spokesperson, Amaia Castro, additionally said on the outdated Twitter.

The authors and protagonists of the work, Raquel Torres and Ane Lindane, take into account this censorship for political causes an “injustice.” Torres maintains that it’s “laughable” that they’re accused of “apology for terrorism”, in statements to Cadena SER of La Rioja, the place he has assured that, earlier than rescheduling them, they acquired calls from the City Council during which they have been warned that if they didn’t They despatched them the script for the present, they canceled it. “It is evident that they have never seen any of our gigs and our live performances,” Lindane added, in an Instagram video, about this present that had been closed “for seven months.” In one other video, he paradoxically talks about “censorship” on a bench painted with the colours of the Spanish flag and carrying a T-shirt that reads: “Whores and bitches against capitalism”: “If you needed any more proof that the PP is still anchored in 1939, this is the definitive one.”

This is the primary time it has been censored. Despotorre within the three years that it has been carried out in numerous Spanish cities, together with Logroño, the place it arrived on the Sala Negra for the primary time final yr. In truth, this privately owned area has rescheduled the present on June 1, simply someday after it was scheduled to be carried out for all audiences and freed from cost within the heart of the capital of Rioja inside the framework of this competition. theatrical. They describe their work as a present that gives a “feminist and irreverent” imaginative and prescient: “United in a feminist imaginative and prescient of comedy and free and irreverent in humor, they form this present that leaves nobody detached, particularly those that “They are not used to seeing two women making jokes, explaining why machismo constipates or how difficult it is to achieve the imposed physical standards, but without stopping making the audience laugh.”

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