The new staging of the theatrical monologue by Bernard-Marie Koltès can be seen up until the 10th of November
Bernard-Marie Koltès wrote La nit just abans dels boscos (The Night Just Before the Forests) in 1976, when he was 28 years old. The following year it was presented in the Off section of the Avignon Festival and the authors prestige within French literary circles grew exponentially, a prestige which continued to grow with subsequent works such as Black Battles With Dogs, Quay West and Roberto Zucco. His premature disappearance in 1989 due to AIDS-related complications has done nothing to prevent him being considered as a contemporary classic author.
The piece in question is a devastating monologue in which the protagonist approaches a stranger – the spectator – in a nameless corner on a dark night, subjecting them to tale of an anonymous, grey existence which evolves into bitter confession. The piece has been staged in Barcelona on a number of occasions, notably that starring Mingo Ràfols and directed by Rafael Duran.
On this occasion the protagonist who will attempt to capture the audience in the dark corners of the Teatre Romea, armed with nothing more than a volcanic dissertation that will leave no-one indifferent is Óscar Muñoz, under the direction of Roberto Romei. The performance can be seen up until the 10th of November.
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