Fàtima

Fàtima

written and directed by Jordi Prat i Coll

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29/09 - 23/10/22
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Gràcia

Show completed

Timetable

Wed. - Fri. 20:00
Sat. 17:00 and 20:30
Sun. 18:00

Running time

1 h 40'

Place

Gràcia

Language

In Catalan. English subtitles on 22/10

Price

€10 - €29

Accessibility

Hearing assistance via mobile phone

Accessible Fridays
30/09 and 14/10 audio-description

21/10 adapted subtitles
To read them well, choose seats from row 5.

Debate

06/10 after the show

BOOK PRESENTATION
23/10 - 17.15 h - Bar El Lliure
jordi prat i coll, (1999-2022) by Arola Editors
with Elisabeth Massana and Jordi Prat i Coll

RELATED ACTIVITY
17/01 - 16:30
Per amor a les arts - Thunder Road
by Arthur Ripley (1958)
at the Filmoteca de Catalunya

barra lliure
Podcast with Jordi Prat i Coll and Queralt Casasayas
by Anna Pérez Pagès, Bernat Reher and Anna Mauri

Attention

This show contains smoke effects and two moments of raucous noise.

TOUR
14/01 Sala Mozart de Calella
28/01 Teatre de Salt
04/02 Teatre Municipal de Roses

Show on tour on Catalonia
Hirign open

A play by Jordi Prat i Coll on the mysteries of the brain, the wonder of memories, meanness, innocence and loneliness, set in Barcelona's Raval district.

L'Apuntador 2022 Award to Queralt Casasayas.

What's inside our brain? What impenetrable mysteries does it hide? How does someone else's brain work, and what moral or ideological rules govern how it works? That is the question the playwright Jordi Prat i Coll asks in this play about a girl who starts out on a path of no return - a character as capable of experiencing a specific idea of a miracle as she is of entering the mean streets of our era without leaving Barcelona's Ciutat Vella neighbourhood. The streets of the Raval neighbourhood are the backdrop for a reflection on our world's innocence and vanity, in which there is no shortage of poetry or dreamlike situations. A cat, a seagull, a woman watching a film or trying to, a dealer, a man with an unusual gait... They are all characters in a text that is constructed in short sentences, as if they were shot at an audience facing a raw and violent reality which tells us about the fragile and incomprehensible nature of human beings.

A co-production with the Grec 2022 Festival de Barcelona. Play published in collaboration with Arola Editors.

As a director and playwright, Jordi Prat i Coll has received the Barcelona Theatre Prize for Best Musical 2017 for Requiem for Evita and the 2021 Critics Award for script and small format show for M'hauríeu de pagar, among other awards. On the stages at the Lliure, we have seen his plays De quan somiava (2013), Una còpia (2007) and Eva Perón (2004).

WHAT THE PRESS SAID

"Queralt Casasayas is a magnificent Fàtima that evokes the loss of oneself, the fragility of unconsciousness, the bitter virulence of vital disenchantment. It is accompanied by a cast very well directed by the author, Jordi Prat i Coll (Els Jocs Florals de Canprosa, M'hauríeu de pagar), in which stands out, of course, Mercè Aránega in an almost comedy role; Jordi Figueras, spectacular as a wanderer who loves the sunrise, and Sergi Torrecilla as the camel and culé of pure strain. [...] A good show."
Ara – Santi Fondevila

"Jordi Prat i Coll professes a love disallowed by the language and improper records -'Prendré la follia per companyia i seré lliure', says a Fatima dedicated to drugs and prostitution-, because it is clear that his is not a realistic bet. The work, dark and poetic, shows the infernal journey of Fatima, as well as the strategies of survival and compensation that appropriates his brain on this road of perdition. And there is no redemption, as the woman from the Film Library says-alluding to the end of a film. Or maybe so. Already worn, better to get high with pills of biblical name. Vanity of vanities, useless cares. From the top of the staircase, the dispossessed look upon the oppressive wickedness of the world and judge us."
Núvol - Ana Prieto Nadal

"It is undoubtedly the most ambitious text of the playwright and director. After the excellent M'hauríeu de pagar, it seems as if many of the cotilles of contemporary Catalan theatre in the verbal sphere have been taken off. [...] Fàtima stands because Prat i Coll has built a very good story. Fiction, this time. And I tell you, we don’t have enough. No clichés, no bickering, no worrying about political correctness, no giving up poetry."
El Temps de les arts - Andreu Gomila

INTÈRPRETS

Mercè Aránega woman in the Film Library

Albert Ausellé police, audience voice

Queralt Casasayas girl, Fàtima

Tilda Espluga seagull

Jordi Figueras cat

Daniela Fumadó roommate

Sergi Torrecilla dealer (on tour, Marc Tarrida)

SETTING

Marc Salicrú

COSTUMES

Albert Pascual

MAKE UP

Anna Rosillo

LIGHTING

Raimon Rius

SOUND

Lucas Ariel Vallejos

DIRECTOR ASSISTANT

Ester Villamor

SETTING ASSISTANT

Paula González

COSTUMES ASSISTANT

Carlota Ricart

TRAINEE LIGHTING ASSISTANT FROM ITT

Quim Algora

SET UP MADE BY

Jorba-Miró Taller d’escenografia

MOUSE'S HEAD MADE BY

Martí Doy

COSTUMES MADE BY

Goretti Puente

CO-PRODUCTION

Grec 2022 Festival de Barcelona and Teatre Lliure

MENTIONS

Fàtima was premiered on Gràcia hall on 15/07/22.

Play published on jordi prat i coll, (1999-2022) (Arola Editors, Textos a part (teatre reunit), 2022).

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