The Cuyás Theater hang once again this season the 'all sold' poster, this time with comedy By the hair, by Paul Pörtner, which is performed tomorrow and Saturday at 8.30 p.m. The work, which is the most represented in the history of the United States, comes to Spain from the hand of the creators of Imprebís and the producers of hits like the dinner of the idiots or The Mousetrap, and follows the trail left by the Christmas concerts of Gran Canaria Big Band and Paquito D'Rivera, Five hours with Mario, starring Lola Herrera, or Red, with Juan Echanove and Ricardo Gómez, shows that in the last weeks have also filled the stalls of the Cabildo.
By the hair is a police work to die of laughter about a crime with four suspects and two policemen locked in a hairdresser, and in which the public decides who is the murderer. In that way, every day there is a different ending for this proposal, that has already entered the Guinness Book of Records for its thousands of representations, explain their leaders, who encourage the viewer "to die laughing and decide who will be the culprit".
By the hair, that has been presented by one of its protagonists, Juan Gea (Ernesto Jiménez in the television series The ministry of time) and the artistic director of Cuyás, Gonzalo Ubani, is la non-musical comedy that has been represented the longest in the United States. It was premiered by Bruce Jordan and Marilyn Abrams at the Charles Playhosuse in Boston in 1980. Subsequently, in 1987, it was presented at the Kennedy Center in Washington and, for years, triumphs in the New World Stages of Broadway, from where He jumped to Coreo, Greece, France or Poland.
In Spain, its cast includes Rafa Alarcón, Carles Castillo, Lola Moltó, Carles Montoliu, Juan Gea and Marta Chiner, a cast directed by Santiago Sánchez (L'Om Imprebís), one of the most active and recognized directors of the national scene of the last years, with works that go from great classics (Cervantes, Zorrilla, Chejov or Brecht) to the most contemporary theater (Monty Python, Albert Camús or Wajdi Mouawad).
The plot is very simple and fun: the famous pianist Isabel Sczerny, who lives on the top floor of a hairdressing salon, appears murdered in the premises. There, locked up, there are four of the possible perpetrators of the crime and two policemen who guard the building, but, in addition, they are accompanied by multiple witnesses (the spectators) who each night help to discover who the murderer of Isabel is.