27 Aug L’art de la comèdia
Thursday 27th August
Girona Municipal Theatre, 19:30 h
The year 1964. In an Italian provincial town, the new head of police is preparing to receive visits on his first day of work. To distract himself for a while, he agrees to listen to the director of a traveling theatre company who has lost his theatre due to a fire, and who tries to convince him to attend their show, so that the new leader, with his presence, will show the public that art still has great social importance. Along these lines, and with a comedic backdrop, Eduardo de Filippo builds a caustic portrait of the society of his time and the secular confrontation between culture and power, while allowing the viewer to participate in a game of mirrors in which the line between reality and fiction is blurred.
Brief history of the group
GespaTeatre (Agrupació Teatral La Gespa) was born around 1965 with the performances of Els pastorets. Through 1987, they evolved from a recreational theatre to a theatre that is more committed to the current social moment of the time. After a forced thirteen-year hiatus, they were reborn in 2001 and have been growing steadily since then: presenting a couple of premieres each season and bringing together some eighty active members. Since 2007, they have regularly participated in FITAG, and in 2012, they presented the inaugural show. Their last participation in FITAG was in 2017, with the play All my sons, by Arthur Miller.