José Sanchis Sinisterra / Antonio Simón
"Despite being deprived of fire, the protagonist of this montage, perhaps a modern Prometheus, is able to emit light signals to return to humans what the political and economic gods deny them."
In April 2012, in the midst of a financial storm in Greece, a retiree, Dimitris Christoulas, decided to commit suicide by shooting himself in the head in front of the Greek Parliament. He left a frightening note stating that he refused to have to survive looking for food in the trash. This fact, tragically significant of the tensions that the European middle and popular classes, and especially the elderly, endure, inspires the director Antonio Simón and the playwright José Sanchis Sinisterra. The latter has written the first play of a new project at the Grec Festival in Barcelona: each year, an author will write a play on a contemporary theme using the formal principles of Greek theater.
Here, a group of actors and actresses and a choir of fourteen young graduates of the Institute of Theater will share with the public the story of Bartholomew, who tries to return to humanity the treasure that the World Bank, modern expression of the Olympus of the Gods , denies him: dignity. How will this modern Prometheus be punished? Will the light signals emitted by Bartholomew survive? Will we be able to distinguish them in the midst of the confusion of the present moment? You will see it in a contemporary tragicomedy with a strong political and social component.
Despite being deprived of fire, the protagonist of this montage, perhaps a modern Prometheus, is able to emit light signals to return to humans what the political and economic gods deny them.
GREEK THEATERS 2014
Bartolomé is a lightworm in a world of darkness.