Day and time
Once again, Catalunya La Pedrera Foundation shows its commitment to talented young people.
It is possible that loneliness is undervalued as a risk factor for drowning in the fishbowl of the living room at home, but it is also an unstoppable epidemic that makes us forget human beings are gregarious creatures and that our civilisation was perhaps born in something not very different from the terrace of a bar.
An ordinary living room with an ordinary inhabitant. A guest who seems to promise a party to alleviate the loneliness of the host until both of them shun fraternisation to recreate the story of a palaeontologist murdered somewhere in Italy. To tell us about it there is Alejandro, aged 30 and single for 30 years. In the end, they say, what matters is no longer being alone.
When two more guests come in, the room becomes an out-of-focus Friends set (although Alejandro has always preferred quiz shows) set in a Spain where popular culture is a source of ideology constantly validating the idea of the couple. Under the influence of Dangerous Liaisons, though, it struggles to find a balance between commitment and fun.
In a society that does not know whether a confirmed bachelor is a dirty old man or a singleton with his freedom, this group of friends, or acquaintances, or people who have come together around a sofa to talk to us and sing to us accompanied by a keyboard take the opportunity to read a GayRomeo profile over a Rocío Jurado cobla and practice half the Kama Sutra (in other words with the half inscribed under the skin of a single individual) and dream of reinventing fondly remembered Sunday walks with a girlfriend under the sign of a political concern (or concern for lack of concern about politics) refreshed by the effects of cocaine.
He, as we were saying, is single and alone. It is possible that loneliness is undervalued as a risk factor for drowning in the fishbowl of the living room at home, but it is also an unstoppable epidemic which makes us forget that human beings are gregarious creatures and that our civilisation was perhaps born in something not very different from the terrace of a bar.
Idea + director: Alejandro Curiel
Created and performed by: Guillem Barbosa y Alejandro Curiel Piano + veu: Laura Maure i Matilde Campano Pando
Lighting, space and costume designer: Patricia Albizu and Alejandra Lorenzo
Assistant director Álvaro Sanjuán
A coproduction by: Institut del Teatre // Talent IT
Alejandro Curiel studied performance at the Valladolid School of Dramatic Art, completing his training in the field of contemporary dance and visual theatre. In Barcelona he continued his work as a performer, this time in the audiovisual world. In 2012 he started at the Theatre Institute, specialising in stage direction. In the professional field, he has worked on various small-format productions and has been resident artist at the Sala Hiroshima in Barcelona for 2015-2016, where his two creative pieces were premiered.