Out of the Wings

Pieces of Piñera

Pieces of Pinera October 4thPieces of Piñera

Arcola Theatre

Sunday October 4 2009

Directed by Gráinne Byrne and Katarzyna Deszcz

Translated by Kate Eaton

Additional Support: Kirsty Housley

Sunday 4 October 2009
Starting time: 7pm

Join us for a welcome drink from 6.30pm
Tickets £10 / £8

Booking: www.arcolatheatre.com

Or call: 020 7503 1646

Cast: Helen Anderson, Andrew Bridgemont, Nina Fog, Jane Guernier, Jonathan Lermit, Sydney Smith

Following the success of “The Wedding” directed by Emma Bernard, Scarlet has continued to explore Virgilio Piñera’s plays in association with translator Kate Eaton. This showing of developed excerpts is the culmination of a short period of research and development with actors, directors and translator.

Piñera’s work is funny, satirical and frequently outrageous. Written between 1945 and 1969 he is concerned by the illogical plight of the individual condemned to play out meaningless games within a world of social obligations.

The aim of the evening is to invite feedback from the audience to help the Company to choose which work to develop into a full scale production.  Though the author was censored for many years because of his lifestyle and sexuality he is now celebrated as a literary master in Cuba but thirty years after his death he is still unknown outside of the Spanish speaking world.

Piñera is clearly something of a find…and not just for theatre anoraks either.  Evening Standard, “The Wedding” 2003, Evening Standard

If you like absurd/existential theatre then this is a great chance to see a newly translated work by a highly regarded playwright, T W Internet Magazine

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