Literature, the common thread of the next season of the Fernán Gómez Theater




Could not Fernán Gómez Theater letting the centenary of the actor -and author, and director, and …- who gives the space its name pass (on August 28, one hundred years of his birth are commemorated), and in his programming for his next season he will pay tribute with the staging of his work ‘The journey to nowhere‘.

The novel, adapted to the theater by Ignacio del Moral, will be presented in a production of the Arriaga Theater in Bilbao directed by Ramon Barea, and with it the Madrid theater season will be inaugurated (from September 23 to October 3).

The season says Laila Ripoll, director of the Fernán Gómez, is «a tribute to what has made this stage of remoteness and confinement more bearable: the literature. From the text to the stage, from the book to the tables, from the printed page to the body and voice of the actor, the dancer, the musician. Novel, poetry, theater, letters, narration … print, handwritten, typewritten, lived, interpreted, dreamed of … Classic and contemporary authors, repertoire and new creation, shows for children and youth, dance, circus, flamenco, old music, root, jazz, theater of objects, inclusion and diversity.

Pardo Bazán

In addition to the centenary of Fernán Gómez, the anniversary of Emilia Pardo Bazán with the adaptation of ‘The pazos de Ulloa‘ What have you done Eduardo Galán and who directs Helena Pepper. It will be on the bill from October 8 to November 7. In parallel, the Fernán Gómez will host an exhibition, ‘Madrid in Emilia Pardo Bazán’, curated by Maria Luz González Peña, director of the General Archive and Documentation Center of the SGAE.

After these two productions, the theatrical season will continue with the staging of ‘The imaginary patient‘, by Molière, with the direction of Eva del Palacio (from December 16 to January 16, 2022); ‘You turned my mourning into a dance‘, a text of Eusebio Calonge directed by Paco de la Zaranda for La Extinta Poética (from January 19 to 30, 2022); ‘Peribáñez and the Commander of Ocaña‘, from Lope de Vega, with version of Yolanda Pallín and address of Eduardo Vasco (from February 3 to 27, 2022); Y ‘Other life‘, written and directed by Oriol Tarrasón (from March 3 to 27, 2022).

Jardiel Poncela Room

In the Jardiel Poncela room they will present ‘Tourists‘, a text from Marina Seresesky directed by Alvaro Lavin; ‘Chronic‘, written by Mariano Rochman and address of Jose maya (from October 14 to 31); ‘Your hand in mine‘, a work of Carol Rocamora on the love letters of Chekhov and Olga Knipper, who directs Santiago Sanchez for L’OM-Imprebís; ‘Mariana‘, from Jose Ramon Fernandez, with address of David ojeda (from December 1 to 12); ‘Manolete’s sisters‘, with text of Alicia Montesquiu and address of Gabriel Olivares (from January 8 to 30, 2022), ‘Lorca, Vicenta‘, a dramaturgy of Itziar Pascual, Yolanda Pallín Y Jesus Laiz who drives José Bornás (from February 4 to 27, 2022); ‘Tea Rooms‘, from Luisa Carnés, with version and direction of the director of Fernán Gómez (from March 10 to April 24, 2022); ‘Prague, 1941‘, from Paco Gamez from the diaries of Petr Ginz, played by La Joven Compañía under the direction of Jose Luis Arellano (from May 4 to 15, 2022);

The musical program includes the celebration of the International JazzMadrid Festival (from November 10 to 28) and the twenty-seventh edition of the festival Great Gospel of Madrid (from December 1 to 12). In addition, festivals will be held Dance in the Villa (from March 30 to April 17, 2022), the third edition of the festival of Ancient Music of Madrid (from April 20 to May 1, 2022); Music in the Villa (from May 4 to 8, 2022); and the sixth edition of Flamenco Madrid (May 11-29, 2022).

The children’s and family theater will also have its space in the Fernán Gómez. Under the title Christmas in the Villa shows will be presented ‘My First Four Vivaldi Seasons‘(from December 16 to 19),’Cloud Cloud‘(from December 21 to 23),’Pinocchio‘(December 25 and 26),’IzAdi‘(from December 28 to 30),’Baby Circus‘(January 1 and 2, 2022).

The Multipurpose Room will host ‘The world is round‘, by Magda Labarga (December 28, 29 and 30), and the exhibitions will be’#InGoya‘(from October 5, 2021 to January 16, 2022),’Francisco Sabatini’s Madrid‘(from November 3, 2021 to January 16, 2022) and the fifth edition of Madrid Design Festival (from February 3 to March 13, 2022).

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