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Paco Nieva says that The Importance of Being Earnest is “a perfect theatrical dream, a merciless and eccentric comedy, perfect, beautiful and dreamlike, like the life of a rose in the strange walls of a vertical garden”. A delicate rose that reminds us of the ephemeral and revealing nature of beauty and life.
Wilde’s perfect script abounds in dramaturgical wisdom and lively intelligence. With its uncomplicated dialogue, he makes the truth explode in the face of the audience, who feel constantly challenged.
Wilde creates a great number of territories through which his characters wander: love, desire, origins, commitment, hypocrisy, identity and, above all, freedom, the freedom he yearned for, the freedom to be who he was, which led him to prison shortly after writing The Importance of Being Earnest. This feeling of freedom is present throughout the play. Yet perhaps the clearest expression of this freedom is seen in two of the female characters, Gwendolen and Cecily, who live their dream life just as intensely, if not more so, than their real life. Where does each one of us draw our limits? Why do we censor ourselves? How can we become fully ourselves?
Although it may be hard to see, given that we are dealing with a luminous comedy, there is also a strong death drive in The Importance... Like any work of art that resonates within us, more than a hundred years after its creation, what Wilde tells us about how we should live is profoundly linked to the fact that this matter of existing (as far as we know) only happens once and that our “time” on this earth really only makes sense if we become free.
By: Oscar Wilde
Directed by: David Selvas
Translation: Cristina Genebat
With Pablo Rivero, Ferran Vilajosana, Paula Malia, Paula Jornet, Gemma Brió, Albert Triola, María Pujalte
Scenic space design: Jose Novoa
Lighting design: Mingo Albir
Sound design: Lucas Ariel Vallejos
Costume design: Maria Armengol
Makeup: Paula Ayuso
Choreography and movement: Pere Faura
Musical direction: Pere Jou and Aurora Bauzà (Telemann Rec)
Original music: Paula Jornet
A production by Teatre Nacional de Catalunya, La Brutal and Bitò Produccions
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Viernes 27 de enero