Frank

Frank

adaptation of the eponymous story by de Ximo Abadía created and directed by Clara Manyós and Xesca Salvà

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02/05 – 02/13/22
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Montjuïc. Espai Lliure

Timetable

SCHOOL PERFORMANCES
Wed. to Fri. 09:30 and 11:30
GENERAL PERFORMANCES
Sat. and Sun. 16:30 and 18:30

Running time

45’

Place

Espai Lliure

Language

Catalan and Spanish (show with few text)

Price

€9 to 29 / €7 school students

Accessibility

Hearing assistance via mobile phone

Debate

No debate

RECOMMENDED AGES
+ 7

PLAY INCLUDED ON
El Lliure del futur

We return to the story of dictator Francisco Franco, told to children, premiered last season. What is lifelike in a dictatorship of squares, where triangles and circles are not free? This is an exercise in memory, and a reflection on the dynamics of dictatorship, based on Ximo Abadía’s illustrated book entitled Frank. La increíble historia de una dictadura olvidada [Frank. The incredible story of a forgotten dictatorship] (Dibbuks 2017) which was awarded the XIX Booksellers’ Award in 2018.


In a dictatorship of squares, which has been established by restricting the freedom of triangles and circles, Frank invites the audience to join in the game and follow its rules. But every act has its consequences. This is a theatrical game about power and history for children over 7 years old. And an exercise in memory and reflection: how far do dictatorial dynamics extend in our society?

"The setting and scenic research is very interesting. (...) The three actresses are distilling from the rigor of the first dictatorship to soften the forms from the liberation of the youngest (Anna Pérez Moya). Agnès Busquets pulls for the most grotesque facets and Núria Solina for the choir voices, claim of rights, although her authoritarian look also imposes (in her role of captain of the army that controls the streets of that square country)."
(Jordi Bordes, Recomana)

To better know how people lived during the Franco regime, we recommend these testimonies gathered by the Museu d'Història de Catalunya.

CAST

Agnès Busquets

Anna Pérez Moya

Núria Solina

DRAMATURGY

Eu Manzanares

SETTING

Clara Manyós and Xesca Salvà

COSTUMES

Laura García

LIGHTING

Marc Lleixà (A.A.I.)

VIDEO

Carme Gomila

SOUND

Aurora Bauzà and Pere Jou

PRODUCED BY

Teatre Lliure

THANKS TO

Anna Serri and Pep Plazas (Franco's voice)

TRAINEE SETTING ASSISTANT

Lucía Romero from the Institut del Teatre

TRAINEE ASSISTANT FROM MUET

Txell Díaz

MOLE MACHINERY MADE BY

Xesco Quadras

<em>CABEZUDOS</em>

Martí Doy

COSTUMES MADE BY

Goretti Puente

WIGS

Sandra Tosca

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