A scene from 'Un démocrate', which will close the festival

The second annual French Theatre Festival presents nine previously unseen works

The featured plays, which can be followed via subtitles, will be performed from 1 to 11 February.

The Barcelona French Theatre Festival (or Festival de Théâtre en Français de Barcelone if you prefer) is set to celebrate its second edition at the beginning of February, following the critical and popular success it enjoyed last year. Once again, it promises to be excellent occasion to get acquainted with productions both from France and by dramatists in places like Quebec, Belgium, Switzerland and Romania. All of the plays in the festival will be making their debut here and will be accompanied by subtitles.

Almeria Teatre, Institut del Teatre, La Caldera and, of course, the Institut Français de Barcelona are all set to host dramatic performances with something for everyone: comedies, tragedies, stories about falling in and out of love and plays for kids. The first performance in the schedule is the comedy Et pendant ce temps Simone veille on 1 February at the French Institute. It will be followed on 2, 3 and 4 February by the family-friendly Odysséus Plastok. Les Intrépides, on the 3rd, features four texts in different formats, interpreted by their authors, and are all portraits of women living their everyday lives or having an unusual destiny.

On Sunday 4 February, Pulvérisés follows the destinies of workers from different countries, which are marked by the pressure from the companies that they work for. La Mante, on 6 and 7 February, is about a painter who can no longer bear the gaze of his muse, while Le quatrième mur (8 February) explores the war in Lebanon through the story of a theatrical production that forces actors from both sides of the conflict to get together. Deux pas vers les étoiles, a family-friendly performance scheduled for the morning and evening of Friday 9 February, Les deux frères et les lions on 10 February, and Un démocrate on 11 February, will bring proceedings to a close. The festival will also feature dramatised readings and roundtable discussions.

Tickets are now on sale. Additional information is available at the following link.

Publication date: Friday, 26 January 2018
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