STORIES AROUND A PIANO
Literary theater with masks and objects, based on stories and characters created by the Uruguayan writer Felisberto Hernández (1902-1964).
By and with Juan Tajes.
Can a man see in the dark?
Can a balcony commit suicide?
Can a man fall in love with a doll?
Can a man love the memory of a white dress?
Can a man sometimes think he is a horse?
Can some objects feel as if they were living characters?
All that is possible in the surreal dimension of a writer’s inner world.
A piano waits on stage, the pianist harasses him, fights him, seduces him. But the piano wins, because it intimidates him, like he was intimidated by his first piano teacher.
More Dadaist than Surrealist, adventurer of the supernatural, the Uruguayan writer Felisberto Hernández is, along with Jorge Luis Borges, one of the most brilliant representatives of the “fantastic River Plate”. He was also a failed musician and pianist, playing in bars, cafes and cinemas in small cities of his country. This subject is very present in his work. His compatriot Juan Carlos Tajes, comedian, writer, singer and visual artist, dedicated this work to him where they speak the author’s piano and his double alter egos.
Duration: approximately 50 minutes