Electra.

Thursday, August 26th,
Patio de la Casa de Cultura de Girona, 10.00 pm

Synopsis

The play Electra by Sophocles is based on the famous Greek myth of Orestes. It tells the story of a young woman who is waiting for her brother to arrive so that she can avenge the death of her father by murdering her mother and her new husband.

A famous German philosopher described this play as the end of tragedy. From the struggle between reason and the irrational, state and nature, measure and excess, individuality and the cosmos, Dionysus and Apollo, a demon, Socrates, is introduced, and it is he who triumphs. It is true, however, that Electra is the quintessential tragedy, for its sublime aesthetic and impeccable workmanship.

 

Brief history of the group

Noite Bohemia is a youth theatre company that was set up at the Ramón Menéndez Pidal Secondary School in 2008. This project arose as a result of the interests of a group of students who wanted to do theatre in their school. It was initially a school theatre group that has grown over the years to become one of the most nationally and internationally recognised youth theatre companies. It currently has a stable programme, with an annual tour that takes it to the most prestigious theatres in Spain and abroad: Teatro Colón in A Coruña, Teatro Romano in Sagunto, Teatro Romano in Mérida, Teatro Jovellanos in Gijón, Teatro Campos Elíseos in Bilbao, Teatro Romano de Itálica in Seville and the Teatro Gil Vicente (Coimbra, Portugal), among others, and they are enjoyed by an audience of more than ten thousand people each season.