Swan Song

Saturday, August 28th.
El Foment de Girona, 6 pm and 7 pm (two showings).

Synopsis

In Anton Chekhov’s Swan Song, an old actor, waking up alone in a dark playhouse, reviews his life in the theatre, and talks about his successes, his dreams, the loneliness of the actor, and how ephemeral the adulation of the public can be. A play that tells us about theatre.

Brief history of the group

This year, La Funcional Teatre is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary with a project called Casa Txékhov, which includes the three short plays it is presenting at FITAG, as well as The Seagull and The Three Sisters. Over the years the company has performed two more Chekhov plays, as well as works by Dario Fo, Labiche, De Filippo, Brecht, Genet, and Mishima.  It has always worked in alternative spaces, with the public being very close to the actors.