This season La Abadía will tackle the production of the only comedy written by Jean-Paul Sartre, Nekrassov, a ferocious critique of the Fourth Estate and its ideological positioning according to political and economic convenience. This text questions the veracity of journalistic information and focuses on the manipulation of public opinion whilst waving the flag of freedom and democracy.
Written in 1955, in the midst of the Cold War, this play is equally relevant today during our age of disinformation, post-truth and fake news. The conservative newspaper ”Paris Soir” urgently needs attractive news in order to survive, whether it is true or false. What better attraction than the testimony of the Russian Minister of the Interior, Nikita Nekrassov, who has just defected?
As in all his texts, Sartre reflects on the themes of individual freedom, human contradictions between thought and action and the clash between personal ethics and moral duty.
Dan Jemmett, who is well-known for his Abadía productions of El Burlador de Sevilla (“The Trickster of Seville”) and El café, and his staging of Shake and Dog Face, takes on the direction of this farce, which is illuminated by the philosophical problem of what is true and what is false, both at an individual and at a collective level.
Sibilot, Demidoff José Luis Alcobendas
Georges de Valera, Nekrassov Ernesto Arias
Véronique, Mme. Bounoumi Carmen Bécares
Goblet, Nerciat Miguel Cubero
Irma, Mouton Palmira Ferrer
Robert, Tavernier, Chapuis Clemente García
Jules Palotin David Luque
Traducción Miguel Ángel Asturias
Adaptación Brenda Escobedo
Espacio escénico Dan Jemmett y Vanessa Actif
Diseño de vestuario Vanessa Actif
Iluminación Valentín Álvarez
Ayudante de dirección Andrea Delicado
Ayudante iluminación Sergio Balsera
Escenografía NEO escenografía S.L
Sastrería Elda Noriega
Ambientación María Calderón
Maquillaje Sara Álvarez
Fotos cartel Sergio Parra
Fotos escena Alvaro Serrano Sierra
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