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  • Title: Bicicleta Lerux: Apuntes sobre la intimidad de los héroes
  • Alternate Title: Notes on the intimacy of heroes
  • Holdings: video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 00:24:05
  • Language: Spanish
  • Date: 2006
  • Location: Quito, Ecuador.
  • Type-Format: play, performance
  • Cast: Diego Bolaños, Manuela Romoleroux, María del Rosario 'Charo' Francés, Gerson Guerra, Cristina Marchán, José Rosales, Daysi Sánchez, Joselino Suntaxi, Arístides Vargas.
  • Credits: Grupo de Teatro Malayerba, producer ; Arístides Vargas, director, writer ; José Rosales, costume & set design ; Elena Navarrete, photography, graphic design, lighting.

Bicicleta lerux: Apuntes sobre la intimidad de los héroes (2006)

Bicicleta Lerux presents the life of Ulises, a domestic Ulysses who never leaves home and whose travels are limited to wandering between the living room, the kitchen and the bathroom, in a personal Odyssey of memory. Penelope, in the meantime, unravels Ulises' journey, revealing an intimate life full of absences. The voyage is triggered by Lerux -- a person? a place? an idea? --, which stirs Ulises' deepest feelings and emotions. Bicicleta Lerux was inspired by the powerful motif of Ulysses' Odyssey. While not intending to recreate the classic Greek myth, the play explores the human aspects of this quest, turning a mythical voyage into an everyday human experience, mapping out the "geography" of a person's life -- the chasms of tragedies endured, the distant, gentle slopes of happiness enjoyed.