Las Personas del Verbo

An emotional theatrical tribute to Jaime Gil de Biedma

Teatre Lliure in Gràcia hosts ‘Las personas del verbo’, a play by Joan Ollé inspired by the life and poetry of Barcelona poet Jaime Gid de Biedma

The poet Jaime Gil de Biemda was a difficult, conflictive character and this complexity, added to his troubled, almost marginalised private life - it was by no mean easy being a young homosexual man in the Barcelona of the 1950s - makes him not only a truly great writer, but also a literary character of great interest. His poems are an exploration of the multiple levels of desire, and although he never wrote for the theatre is easy to transfer his thoughts, his rhythms and the events of his life to the stage. And that is what playwright Joan Ollé, a great admirer of Gil de Biedma has done in “Las personas del verbo”, a play that is about to premiere at Teatre Lliure in Gràcia.

Gil de Biedma has been dead for some time now and this play, which is subtitled “Against Jaime Gil de Biedma”, aims to make him live again through fragments of his poems, transforming his ideas in dramatic monologues that will be interpreted by four actors: Ivan Benet, Judit Farrés, Mario Gas and Pep Munné. Jaime Gil de Biedma will be represented at different stages of his life: as a youth, an adult and the posthumous figure, along with his friends and lovers.

The play will run until 28 May. The session on 14 May will also feature a talk by the actors and director after the performance. You can get more information and buy tickets on the Teatre Lliure website.

Publication date: Tuesday, 02 May 2017
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