The Insular Theater Hall (SIT) receives the theatrical production this weekend Sh-Boom, from the grancanario journalist Paco Sánchez. The work, which premieres on February 8 and 9 at 8:30 pm, in the First of May room, was born in the framework of a new edition of Canary Islands writes theater. New voices, a project for the promotion of island theater authorship promoted by 2RC Theater Repertoire Company, the SGAE Foundation, the Government of the Canary Islands and the Cabildo of Gran Canaria through the Foundation for the Performing Arts and Music, which manages the Cuyás and the Insular Chamber itself.
In Sh-Boom, a health crisis causes a couple crisis that provokes an existential crisis that provokes this play, in which all the characters know where they are and none where they are going and in which their protagonists, Cándido and Penelope, try to save their marriage even if that means sinking themselves.
"It is a comedy without any type of restrictions, with a rather high rhythm", explains the author, who explains that it begins with "a man asking for a divorce from his wife by phone, and from there the relationship is redefined with the help of a vagabond philosopher and a lady with a somewhat punky attitude ".
Directed by José Luis Massó, the montage, which is played by Abraham Santa Cruz (Candide), Mary Filomena (Penelope), Luis O'Malley (vagabond) and Ruth Sánchez (lady), is recommended for people over 14 years old and has an aesthetic in the cinematographic style of Billy Wilder.
In fact, the title responds to a song of the time, Sh-boom (Life Could Be a Dream), which sets the tone of the work. Thus, according to Sanchez, it follows the structure of the mythical song and, although it has a timeless character, both its theme and its aesthetics are reminiscent of those of American society of the 40s and 50s of the last century.
It is the second time that a work of Paco Sánchez is selected for display at the SIT within the framework of Canary Islands writes theater, since last year he had the opportunity to represent Leader, a kind of dystopia about the power of worn-out leaders.
Sh-Boom It is nevertheless the first work written by its author after the death of his father, hence, as a tribute, he signs it as The son of José Sánchez (Paco Sánchez).
On this occasion, the project, which has been supervised by the brothers Quique Y Yeray Bazo (The previous one was tutored by the also expert Alberto Conejero), was selected by the jury of Canary Islands writes theater compared to two other proposals that were finally represented as dramatized readings at the end of last year in the Sala Josefina de la Torre del Cuyás Theater: The catastrophe, by Carlos de León, and The backyard, of Emma Álvarez.
Tickets for this new show, scheduled on February 8 and 9 at 8.30 pm at the SIT, are now on sale through the usual channels available at this Cabildo site: the website www.salainsulardeteatro.com and the Cuyás Theater box office, on Viera y Clavijo street in the Gran Canaria capital. In addition, shortly before each show they will also be at the box office of the SIT itself, on Avenida Primero de Mayo.