—The powerful acting of Francisco Reyes and Néstor Cantillana, who shoulder the weight of an entertaining but complex text, full of twists and turns and different styles but managing to deal with it all skillfully on stage.
—Its script merges theater and science, reviving the story of two of the astronomers who were key to developing Copernican theory - which maintained that the earth and other planets orbited the sun - in the seventeenth century. To highlight this aspect, the piece’s director, Álvaro Viguera, includes images of space taken from the ALMA Observatory, as well as its sounds: waves emitted by the stars and captured by ALMA’s radio-telescope, which are then turned into snippets that are audible to the human ear.
—It’s a production that is extremely relevant and that has been successfully performed in several countries. It’s currently on tour in the author’s home country of Mexico.
—Johannes Kepler: Born in Germany in 1571, he was interested in the sky and the stars from an early age. He studied Astronomy at the University of Tubingen, where his teacher, Michael Maestlin, taught him about the Copernican theory of the earth moving round the sun. He dedicated his life to studying the planets and died in 1630.
—Tycho Brahe: This French astronomer was born in 1546 and studied Law and Philosophy before settling on astronomy. A follower of Copernican theory, he worked on developing this with the help of Johannes Kepler, interpreting data later on in his life and until his death in 1601. In La desobediencia de Marte, his character - played by Francisco Reyes - uses a gold prothesis on his nose, since Brahe lost his in a fight at university.