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Avinguda Nacional by Czech author Jaroslav Rudiš at Sala Beckett

From 24/11/2020 to 29/11/2020

Author: Jaroslav Rudiš

Translation: Naila Rami Oms

Directing and adaptation: Martí Torras Mayneris
Cast: Patrícia Bargalló, Babou Cham, Josep Julien and Oriol Roca
Set design: Judit Colomer

Lighting: Gane Gil

Costumes, characterisation and movement: Fàtima Campos

Sound: Oscar Villar
Music: Oriol Roca

Make-up: Mercè Sancamps
Costume adaptation: Giulia Grumi and Eli Siles

Stage combat: Isaac Morera

Assistant director: Fàtima Campos

Student on work experience in directing: Carles Rossell (ERAM)
Student on work experience in set design: Mariona Ríos Pérez (ELISAVA)
Thanks: Joan Carreras, Pepo Blasco, Mar Ulldemolins, Miguel García, Marta Santisteban, Xavi Ribalaygua, Pere Fontanet, Montse Miralles and Rafató Teatre
A Sala Beckett production within the context of the Fabulamundi. Playwriting Europe project.

He calls himself Vandam. Like Jean-Claude van Damme. He’s a hero. A warrior. Continental. Knows everything about combat. He has an opinion on everything. Politics. Women. The world.
In 1989, in Prague, he marched down the National Avenue, which on 17 November hosted demonstration that led to the fall of the communist regime in the former Czechoslovakia.
Now, his second home is the bar Severka. This is his world. It is here where he talks about politics, where he curses, where sometimes he raises his right arm, evoking the Roman salute, gives lessons on life or breaks somebody’s teeth.

Avinguda Nacional, by Czech playwright Jaroslav Rudiš, is the culmination of the international stage creation project Fabulamundi. Playwriting Europe, which aims to promote the knowledge and exchange of texts and authors between the different member countries. The Sala Beckett has formed part of it since 2017 together with theatres in Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Poland, the Czech Republic, and Romania.

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