Lluís Pasqual, director of Barcelona’s most international theatre, Teatre Lliure, has announced that a government budget cut of €614.000 has forced the theatre to end its main season in May, and cancel three productions in their entirety.
L’onada, Amadeu and Bombollavà, which was to have been part of the Grec Festival, have been struck off the agenda as a result of the 15% slump, which was announced, appropriately, during the presentation of Quitt, a Catalan adaptation of Austrian political dramatist Peter Handke’s Die Unvernünftigen sterben aus (They Are Dying Out). The 1973 play centres on the mental anguish of capitalist entrepreneur Hermann Quitt.
See Quitt at the Teatre Lliure with English and Spanish surtitles on Thursday (8.30pm) and Saturday nights (10pm) from February 2nd to February 26.
More information, in English, about Peter Handke’s play, here.
For the news article from El Pais click here.