Juan Mayorga’s play deals with the intense and dangerous relationship that arises between a literature professor and a shy, mysterious student who always sits in the back row of the class
Theatre production company La Fila De Al Lado presents one of the best known works by acclaimed Spanish dramatist Juan Mayorga, El chico de la última fila (The Boy in the Last Row). The play portrays the intense, dangerous relationship that arises between a disenchanted literature professor, Germán, and Claude, a shy, mysterious student who always sits in the back row of the class.
Germán becomes interested in Claude after reading a piece in which he describes the most recent weekend in his life. From this point on the piece focuses on the relationship between the professor and the student and approaches issues such as frustration, perspective, the pleasure of peeking into other people’s lives and the risks involved in confusing life and literature.
The play was first performed in 2006 and since then has been represented in a number of theatres. It was adapted for the cinema by French film maker François Ozon under the title Dans la Maison, which won the Golden Shell at the 2012 edition of the San Sebastian Film Festival. This staged version is directed by Víctor Velasco, stars Miguel Lago Casal, Óscar Nieto San José, Olaia Pazos, Carlos Morla, Sergi Marzá and Natalia Braceli, and can be seen in the Sala Muntaner up until the 20th of April.
The play is one of the performing arts proposals covered by the ‘BCNcultural’ card, which can be used to purchase tickets at half price.
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