I will Celebrate my Death (Celebrarè mi Muerte)

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I will Celebrate my Death (Celebrarè mi Muerte)

2 June 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 3 June 2023 @ 9:00 pm
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One event on 3 June 2023 at 8:00 pm

Dates and times:
Friday, 2nd June, 2023, 8pm
Saturday, 3rd June, 2023, 8pm

On March 28, 2005, the life of surgeon Marcos Hourmann changed forever. At dawn, a patient over 80 years old arrived at the emergency room of the hospital where he worked. Subjected to great physical suffering, the prognosis only gave her a few hours of life expectancy.

The patient and her daughter asked him to definitively end their suffering. Marcos, skipping all medical protocol, injected 50 mg of potassium chloride into her vein. She died not many seconds after. Hourmann did something that no one had ever done in this country: he wrote what happened in the report. A few months later, Marcos received a notification from the court: he had been accused of murder. The family never reported it, but the hospital did. For that decision, he could spend up to 10 years in prison. Now the public will deliver the verdict. The play alternates the narrative of the events for which Dr Hourmann was convicted with episodes from his own life in his native Argentina. Could your life experience have influenced the decision to euthanise a patient?

I Will Celebrate My Death in Local Media
An interview with Dr Marcos Ariel Hourmann, by Audrey Rose Mizzi, MaltaToday
‘My best act as a doctor’ – euthanasia doctor tells all before his play in Malta, by James Cummings, Times of Malta
‘We Should Stop Suffering’: Doctor Convicted For Illegal Euthanasia Starting Discussion Through One-Man Valletta Show, by Pawlu Caruana, LovinMalta

Theatre Review
‘I Will Celebrate My Death’: a testimony by Lara Zammit, Times of Malta

Creative Team:

Original production: Producciones del Barrio and Teatro del Barrio
Current production: Marcos Hourmann
Direction: Alberto San Juan and Victor Morilla
Authors: Marcos Hourmann, Alberto San Juana and Víctor Morilla
Performer: Marcos Hourmann
Lightning and Technician: Eudald Gili
Tango Dancers: Graciela Guerreira and Osvaldo Pérez
Lawyer voice: Pedro Casablanc
Judge voice: Alberto San Juan

Supported by:

Ticket Information

Cinema Club Members
Concession tickets include students, senior citizens and Special ID Holders (SID).

Venue Information

Spazju Kreattiv Theatre

St James Cavalier, Castille Place
Valletta, Malta

Additional Information