The play by Dutch playwright Maria Goos, adapted by Roger Pera, is a comic and critical reflection on contemporary society
Cloaca (Catalan for sewer) is an expression used by the four friends around whom the play is based to greet each other but, at the same time, refers to all that, as individuals and as a society, we brush under the rug of appearances, as it were.
Pieter, a lonely civil servant of twenty-two years’ service in the culture sector, collects paintings that have been rejected by museums handled by the ministry. Out of the blue he receives a phone call notifying him that said paintings have unexpectedly gone up in value and that he must return them. At this juncture his friends appear to lend him a hand... or not!
Enter stage Jan, an ambitious politician trapped in a disastrous marriage, Tom, a slightly unbalanced accountant who has supposedly just cured himself of his drug addiction, Marteen, an arrogant director of contemporary theatre, and a stripper who, as it turns out, marks a before and after in our story.
Written in 2002 by Dutch playwright Maria Goos and staged in many parts of the world over the years, Cloaca is an intelligent metaphor on the falsity and hypocrisy of modern society with hints of surrealist comedy and everyday drama.
The production on show in the Versus Theatre has been translated by Lluís Montserrat, adapted by Roger Pera and is directed by Óscar Molina. The cast features Xavi Casan, Miquel Sitjar, Ramón Godino, Pep Papell and Konstantina Titkova and the music is provided by The Malacara & Wilson Band.
When: From the 16th of February on, Thursday to Saturday at 8:30 pm and Sunday at 6.00 pm
Where: Versus Teatre
Price: 20 €
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