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What is friendship? It could be, perhaps, an eternal game of ping-pong, an endless give and take, where things, in the end, will give way. The bill it is the story of everything we keep silent and that, at times, is the basis of a friendship; and which, also, at other times, is the basis for the disappearance of friendship. It all starts when three old friends get together, after a while seeing each other less, with the excuse of helping to fix one of their pool.
So, one of his friends, Alejandro, decides to invite him to dinner, but the next day he changes his mind and asks Julio and Antonio for the amount of the bill, his share of the bill. From that small incident, in which Antonio agrees, but Julio refuses, a succession of pending accounts erupts that call into question the definition that each one has of himself and his friends. Sexuality, infidelities, new experiences, the past and the present, everything is at stake. The bill. (QUIQUE SÃO FRANCISCO Theater).
Adaptation by Ramón Paso The billone of the most successful works by French playwright Clément Michel. This theatrical play directed by Gabriel Olivares features three friends who have known each other for a long time. At the house of one of them, the invitation to a dinner will cause a split in the relationship between the three friends. Although it may start with a deeper conflict, the dramaturgy bets on a new comedy. Therefore, its main objective is to entertain and make people laugh with the archetypes that are seen on stage. Looking from this perspective, it can be said without any problem that it fulfills its function and proof of this is the laughter that can be heard on the stands. With this, the lightness of the story becomes one of its main attributes.
However, for those looking for more elaborate humor, they may be less satisfied with what unfolds over the course of the show. The reason is none other than that the characters’ motivations are not supported by a more emotional or sentimental depth, but rather they play in a more relaxed environment and on a less internal level. The same happens with its characters, of which enough personal data are known for the good development of the story. There are some parts where histrionics and exaggeration can be used even more, like a certain part with mushrooms. despite him, the result is pleasant and makes all kinds of audiences amused. There are just a few jokes or jokes that can be updated to be more in tune with the social progress that generally takes place in the Spanish population.
One of the main attractions of The bill is your acting cast. In the first place, Antonio Hortelano offers a performance that is based on the stereotype, but at the same time gives him an air of ambiguity that allows him not to fall into clichés.. The actor moves in that iron and authoritative personality, which fades throughout the work to give different nuances that are interesting with the destiny of his character. Likewise, It is worth mentioning that you can see that he has a journey with work, giving him a necessary naturalness in some points, but without leaving the energy consistent with the way he wants to show his character.. Later, Raúl Peña enters with that carefree, mocking air that lets the audience know from the start what kind of character he’s going to play.
Peña makes the most of the possibilities they give him, allowing him to have fun while having fun before the scene. In addition, it is appreciated that there is an innate freshness in his way of stepping on the boards, thus promoting the moments of compadre that a work of this genre requires. Last but not least, César Camino is great, proving once again that he has a natural talent for comedy. Despite being a prototypical character, he knows how to turn around and make it his own, raising the level of the work. by which, ends up becoming a ‘scene thief’ at various times, improving his acting work with a very well planned and executed physical and expressive performance. As a detail, it can be said that the chemistry between the three actors is palpable and creates a synergy that combines very well with the play.
The world of theater allows you to bet on different genres and configurations, seeking different ends. The billspecifically, it seeks to offer a relaxed story, so its staging is based on a more familiar and close character. To begin with, the setting takes the viewer to those chalets in the Sierra de Madrid, with a pool included, which invites you to relax and have a good time. Later, the different turns of the script, like the second part marked by the mushrooms, is entirely based on the artistic and technical section, giving a real frenzy of energy and movement. Thanks to this, you get a dynamism that adjusts to what you are looking for, making it very accessible. The spatial construction achieves a good reception, although the pool could be used in a more visual way.
The costumes chosen for the characters fit the description and what is meant about them, so it facilitates and defines their personalities very well.. Although it may seem like an easy resource, it is necessary to remember that the work is approached from the point of view of simplicity, one of its bases being simplicity and the almost instantaneous recognition of what is seen on stage. Even so, its best part comes with the tangles that occur in the last scenes, even though the final sentence is one of the funniest in the play. With this, it can be concluded that the rhythm and staging of the show take an upward evolution, ending with a bang and leaving a smile on the viewer. If what you are looking for is to disconnect and have a nice time, this would be a totally successful option.
The bill It’s a light comedy that takes advantage of its simplicity to fulfill its ultimate intention: to entertain and make people enjoy. The text takes advantage of the stereotype to offer scenes with a good dose of comedy, although they could have been taken even further. Even so, the result is good and is perfect for those who want to disconnect and without an exhaustive deep search. On the other hand, the cast of actors has a very well done melody, especially the hilarious César Camino. The staging ends up rounding out the personality that the work wants to havewith a practical and fresh artistic and technical execution. An opportunity to escape reflection, letting yourself be carried away by laughter and the daily life of the plain.
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