The actor and director Daniel Guzmán, winner of a Goya for his debut opera "In exchange for nothing" in 2015, he versions and directs the work with which the 50th edition of the San Javier Festival says goodbye, "Perfect strangers", a fun comedy that invites reflection on the current use of the mobile phone and personal privacy.
This is a theatrical version of the movie "Perfetti sconosciuti" directed in Italy by Paolo Genovese whose remake in Spain signed Alex de la Iglesia.
"Perfect strangers" tells the story of a group of lifelong friends, three couples and a single, left for dinner.
At dinner, the hostess will surprise the rest with the proposal to play to leave mobile phones in the center of the table and share with everyone, the messages and calls they receive.
Everyone ends up accessing although soon they will regret it.
The director looked for a cast that was "a group of friends on stage" and found them in the actors Inge Martín, Olivia Molina, Antonio Pagudo, Elena Ballesteros, Fernando Soto, Jaime Zatarín and Ismael Fritschi.
The seven actors do not leave the stage throughout the work and move in a minimalist scenery, signed by Silvia de Marta, at the service of the realism of the function consisting of a sofa area, a kitchen, a bathroom and a terrace, which will charge life with the illumination of José Manuel Guerra.
The use of mobile phones, the limit of personal intimacy and the place occupied by the secrets of each were the factors that attracted Daniel Guzman from this project that has resulted in a very funny and thoughtful comedy at the same time, in which as the director warns "You can go from the most absolute laugh to not being able to breathe in the seat by the turn that the function has just given."
The function that premiered at the end of September 2018 at the Reina Victoria Theater in Madrid, where it has remained several months with enormous success, is a production by Pentación, Milonga and El Niño.
Source: Ayuntamiento de San Javier