The UPUA Theatre Club will be performing their up to date version of Las Tesmoforias (Thesmophoriazusae) on the 4 June. The play is based on a Greek comedy by Aristophanes that was performed during the Dionysia celebrations in 411 d. C. This play is a parody of some of Euripides’s plays and is based on the amount of power women can achieve when they unite for a common cause.
This year, the UPUA Theatre Club cast is made up of twelve actresses and four actors and their director Elisabeth Sogorb who has used choir music as the foundation of the creation process.
If we were to define “lyric” (from the Latin lyrĭcus, and this one from the Greek λυρικός) it is a literary genre in which the author expresses feelings, emotions or subjective sensations regarding a person or inspiration object. The lyrical genre usual expression is the poem.
UPUA Theatre Group will perform an adaptation of José Sanchis Sinisterra’s funny comedy, Los figurantes (“The extras”). The first performance of this play was in 1989, and it addresses the rebellion of extras against the main characters. Within the framework of metatheatre, the extras take the stage creating surreal and crazy situations that are not too far from reality. The play is directed by Elizabeth Sogorb and it will premiere on the 12th of June at 8:00 p.m. in the Auditorium (Paraninfo), it is going to be the last event programmed by UA cultural agenda for this academic year 2017/2018. Entrance is by invitation-only.