Theater Great Hall
El fingidor A show by Pep Tosar based on the life and work of Fernando Pessoa
Pessoa, an author with a special connection to Africa, and his heteronyms, are the subject of a multi-discipline production that recreates the Portuguese writer’s universe using text, but also the languages of circus, music and audiovisuals.
In El Fingidor, Pep Tosar gives voice to the poet by reciting his poems or reviewing creations in prose, reading letters or introducing interviews, while the members of the Hotel Iocandi circus company -Tomeu Amer and Griselda Juncà- use tightrope walking and acrobatics to allude to Pessoa’s heteronyms. Vocalist and cellist·Joana Gomila plays live music, along with the composer and pianist Elisabet Raspall and the composer and guitarist Eduard Iniesta, who specialises in the Portuguese guitar.
As in Pep Tosar’s previous productions, video plays a leading role, in a show that includes the participation of the Mallorcan director Agustí Torres and features interviews with Pessoa specialists, translators of the poet and various other experts, as well as images of the Lisbon that emanates from the author’s work .
A 2021 Teatre Principal, Barcelona Grec Festival and Oblideu-vos de nosaltres production.
Director and performer
Pep Tosar, Evelyn Arévalo
Vocals, guitar and double bass
Ladders and tightrope walking
Sergio Roca i Pep Tosar
Video editing and montage
Pep Tosar, Agustí Torres
Maria Jose de Lancastre, Richard Zenith, Jerónimo Pizarro, Perfecto Cuadrado, Manuela Nogueira, Gabriel Sampol
Gabriela Marsal (Suika)
A 2021 Barcelona Grec Festival, Teatre Principal de Palma de Mallorca and Oblideu-vos de nosaltres production
With the support of the Government of Catalonia, Ministry of Culture and the Institute of Language and Culture of the Balearic Islands (ILLENC)
With the co-operation of the Teatre Josep Maria de Sagarra de Santa Coloma de Gramenet