Staged reading

Típica autòmat

by Roger Torns
Directed by

At 7p.m.

Parc Central del Poblenou
Free entry

Taking into consideration the complicated situation being experienced by playwriting in our country, this season the Sala Beckett has awarded various grants for playwriting. We are now presenting the result of four of these grants within the context of the Obrador d’estiu in staged reading format.


Andrea has fled from her home after a big argument with her adolescent daughter. At a service station she will meet Ernest, who will become her escape route. But Ernest’s daughter will become the violent mirror that will make Andrea’s getaway teeter on the edge.


Andrea, who has voluntarily thrown herself into a nocturnal abyss in order to rediscover herself, finds herself forced into deciding whether or not she wants to break with the structures that have supported her all her life. The need to imagine ourselves as different, to dream ourselves as the opposite to what we are, to be able to provide a fictitious space for our deepest, darkest or most perverse desires, brings us moments of recognition and lucidity that distance us from the weight of logic and reason. In some way, she needs to break with the narrative that she is telling and she wants to generate instants where she can allow herself to imagine that this is what she is not or what she has not allowed herself to be.

Author and director: Roger Torns

Cast: Laura Daza, Andrés Herrera, Lara Oliete and Mari Pau Pigem  

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