from 3 to 5 July

Hanoch Levin / Carme Portaceli Krum. GREC’14

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Israel’s foremost contemporary playwright is brought to the Barcelona stage to present a tragicomedy about a man who has done nothing in his life and returns to a place where nothing has happened since he left.

Krum (“crust” in Hebrew) returns home after a long journey. He has no gifts in his suitcase, only some dirty clothes, and his life seems just as empty: he did not get rich, he did not find love; nor, needless to say, did he find success. On arriving home, however, he realises that nothing has changed there either: this is a stagnant, paralysed world that does not advance, where no one has shown any initiative. Births, marriages and funerals are the only events worth mentioning, but Krum contemplates these like a passive spectator, as if in a theatre, watching an enactment of his own fears and fantasies. With sharp humour and merciless irony, Levin portrays a world that is, perhaps, the one we all live in, a microcosm that speaks to us of different aspects of the human condition.

Production: Grec 2014 Festival de Barcelona, Factoria Escènica Internacional and Teatre Lliure.
In cooperation with Israel Embassy and Departament de Cultura de la Generalitat de Catalunya (ICEC).
Audio description and personal assistance will be provided at the performances at the Teatre Grec on July 4. Programmes in Braille and accessible print will also be available for people with visual impairment at this performance.

Authorship Hanoch Levin
Translation Sergi Belbel, Roser Lluch
Direction Carme Portaceli
Performers Pere Arquillué, Pepa López, Ferran Carvajal, Oriol Guinart, Albert Pérez, Carme González, Joan Negrié, Gabriela Flores, Lluïsa Castell, Rosa Boladeras, Jordi Collet
Set Paco Azorín
Movement Ferran Carvajal


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Costumes Antonio Belart
Lighting Design Maria Domènech
Sound design Jordi Collet «Sila»
Assistant director Ricard Soler i Mallol
Executive production B. Torres – FEI
Graphic design Pedro Chamizo
Photography David Ruano, Paco Amate



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Season: 2013-2014

from 3 to 5 July

22 h

Sala MAC


Running time: 110 minuts


GREC 2014



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