Until 26 June 2005. Love, couples, a riverside bar, and a writer going back to his roots are the central themes of Nadar abraza, by Jorge Snchez and Gustavo Palacios. The cast of five Spanish and five Argentinean actors have played together in this unusual project since February 2004. Differently from other directors who begin with a set text, I start with the actors themselves, via improvisations and from what they create and suggest, says young Argentinean writer/director Jorge Snchez. To help this process along, we use the stories of Raymond Carver [renowned 20th century writer from the USA]. His work assists us in shaping our ideas," adds Snchez. "Carver has a better sense of theatre than many modern-day playwrights. His writing is fast-paced, taut, and draws the reader in," says Snchez. Based on several of his tales of the lives of couples, the company has produced a montage of short stories, switching constantly between narration and action, in a riverside bar, before the arrival of a writer in search of memories and ideas for a new story. The interplay between reality and fiction appeals to us because it highlights the artifice of theatre, says the director. Admission costs 8-12 (reduced 5.50-9) Fri-Sun 21.30.
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Teatro Lagrada, Calle Ercilla 20, Madrid. Closest metro station is Embajadores. Tel. +34 (0) 915179698