• The 1st Exhibition of University Drama brings to the Filarmónica Theater the social scene, the absurd and poetry

    April 28, 2014

    The cycle, organized in collaboration with the Town Council of Oviedo, will span three days, and entrance to the performances will be free of charge

    Representation of the performance dedicated to Ángel González

    The University of Oviedo, in collaboration with the Town Council of Oviedo, is organizing the 1st Exhibition of University Drama, that may be seen at the Filarmónica Theater starting next Monday, April 28, to Wednesday 30. The program proposes a varied tour that comprises the absurdist drama of Ionesco to the poetry of Ángel González, including a socially-committed drama. All of the performances will start at 20:00 and entrance will be free of charge.

    The drama group of the University of Cantabria will be in charge of opening the exhibition by staging La Cantante Calva, by Eugéne Ionesco. The staging is directed by Rita Cofiño and proposes a criticism to the small universal bourgeoisie, their alienation and the loss of identity, incommunication; it shows us everyday life devoid of contents, false appearances, the sensation of immobility in time that makes us feel sad, and the lack of relations between human beings. It is a piece that has all the key elements of the so-called absurdist drama.

    Fantasía de los contrastes, by Antonio Martínez Ballesteros, will arrive at the Filarmónico on Tuesday, April 29 thanks to the Drama Group of the University of Navarra. The text is a selection of scenes from Fantasía con recortes, La comedia de los contrastes and Desahucio, with some other scenes written by the group itself, that delve in the great social differences brought about by the economic crisis, corruption, politics and whatever it may be, and which have fractured society. The staging is directed by Óscar Arzaiz.

    The drama group of the University of Oviedo will be in charge of closing this first edition of the exhibition with Añorar el futuro que no existe, an approach to the works of Ángel González adapted to the stage by Etelvino Vázquez to turn the body, the voice and the emotion of some of the texts of the author into small theatrical monologues.