Sorrowful Córdoba / Cool Beast!!
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English Title: Sorrowful Córdoba / Cool Beast!!
Japanese Title: 哀しみのコルドバ / Cool Beast!!
Romanized Title: Kanashimi no Korudoba / Cool Beast!!
Performances: National Tour, 08/25 - 09/14
Author: Shibata Yukihiro
Director: Kashihata Aiko
Author/Director: Fujii Daisuke
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|Elio Salvador (a star matador)||Yuzuka Rei|
|Eva Silvestre (Elio's first love, and Ricardo's lover)||Hoshikaze Madoka|
|Ricardo Romero (a businessman, Eva's patron)|
|Maria (Elio's mother)|
|Maluca (a gypsy from Córdoba)|
|Count Sebastian (attorney general of Madrid)|
|Melissa (Count Sebastian's wife)|
|Lisa (Eva's friend)|
|Anton Navarro (Elio's instructor)|
|Galdos (resident of Madrid) / Andro (gypsy)|
|Paula (Eva's mother)|
|Manolete (bullfighter, one of Anton's students)|
|Sabatelle (resident of Madrid) / Chico (gypsy)|
|Alvaro (bullfighter, one of Anton's students)|
|Basilio (bullfighter, one of Anton's students)|
|Gabrielle (resident of Madrid) / Rita (resident of Córdoba)|
|Vicente Lopez (Elio's friend, bullfighter, one of Anton's students)|
|Anfelita Navarro (Anton's daughter, Elio's fiance)|
|Pepe (bullfighter, one of Anton's students)|
|Paco (bullfighter, one of Anton's students)|
|Gracia (resident of Madrid) / Dolores (resident of Córdoba)|
|Roberto (Ricardo's butler) /Alfonso (bullfighter wannabe)|
|Elvira (resident of Madrid) / Laura (resident of Córdoba)|
|Diaz (resident of Madrid) / Martha (resident of Córdoba)|
|Melina (resident of Córdoba)|
|Felipe Martine (Ricardo's nephew)|
|Almada (resident of Madrid) / Adella (resident of Córdoba)|
|Mengs (resident of Madrid) / Gonzalo (bullfighter wannabe)|
|Sonia (Elio's sister)|
|Mario (bullfighter, one of Anton's students)|
|Poncia (resident of Madrid)/ Julia (resident of Córdoba) / Blanca (resident of Córdoba)|
|Amelia (resident of Madrid) / Rosa (resident of Córdoba)|
|Lucio (bullfighter, one of Anton's students)|
|Lope (resident of Córdoba)|
|Pepita (resident of Córdoba)|
WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!
A story set in Córdoba and Madrid, Spain. Elio is a star matador, and is also engaged to his teacher Navarro's cheerful and sweet daughter. Life seems to be going very smoothly for him, but then one evening at a party he meets again his first love, Eva. Eva had married a nobleman and been widowed, and is now the lover of Ricardo Romero.
Elio's good friend Vicente is always committing adultery with other men's wives and not heeding Elio's warnings. One day he is caught. He wins the duel and kills his opponent, but his status as a matador is lost, and he disappears without a trace.
Although Elio had criticized Vicente, and while he thinks his fiance Anfelita is sweet, his feelings of love Eva drive him to arrange a clandestine meeting. Eva determines to dissolve her arrangement with Romero, and Elio confesses his true heart to Navarro, and his final bout is just opening in Córdoba. Anfelita is wounded by the broken engagement, but then falls in love with Romero's cousin Philippe.
Romero challenges Elio to a duel, but at the duel ground Elio meets Eva's mother, who tells him the dreadful truth. The two are siblings with different mothers. The duel is canceled. Without telling Eva the truth, Elio vows to her that he will never let go of this instant, and listens to her talk about their happy future. However, his mind is full of despair.
Elio's final bout. He has behaved lighthearted through to the end. He turns to meet the bull as if dancing, and in that instant the bull corners and gores him, and he dies...
Yuzuka Rei, with her wild seductiveness, is a Cool Beast!!
Yuzuka Rei as the “cool beast” and the new Hoshikaze Madoka as the “fascinating flower”, a captivating world is woven of the dreams of the beautiful and kind Beast.
A passionate and exciting Latin show utilizing the unique Flower Troupe members renewed as a National Tour Version.
- Sorrowful Córdoba was first performed in 1985 by Star Troupe, starring Mine Saori and Kojou Reika, as well as in 1995 by Flower Troupe, starring Anju Mira and Morina Miharu, and in 2009 by Flower Troupe, starring Matobu Sei and Sakurano Ayane. Most recently this was performed by Snow Troupe in 2015, starring Sagiri Seina and Sakihi Miyu.
- Debut performance for Hoshikaze Madoka as top musumeyaku of Flower Troupe.
|8/25-29||Umeda Arts Theatre (Osaka)|
|9/1||Tokai City Arts Theater (Aichi)|
|9/2-5||Nagoya Civil Hall (Aichi)|
|9/7||The Kanazawa Theatre (Ishikawa)|
|9/8||Aubade Hall (Toyama)|
|9/10-14||Kanagawa Kenmin Hall (Kanagawa)|
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