Rodríguez Méndez: AUTUMN FLOWER (Flor de
Translated by Marion Peter Holt. 2001.
Drama in 2 acts. Lluiset, a young attorney
in the politically volatile Barcelona of 1930, leads a double
life. Unknown to his upper class family, he is a popular gay
transvestite cabaret performer by night and known as "Autumn
Flower." Lluiset becomes involved with an anarchist group, is
arrested, and condemned to death. In a powerful final scene,
Lluiset pretends with his mother that he is boarding a ship for
America but in reality he is being led to his execution.
3 principal roles (2 men, 1 woman), with 8 to 10 actors, both men and women, playing multiple roles.
World premiere: Dir. Antonio Diaz Zamora, Teatro Principal, Valencia, 1982.
Autumn Flower. Original production, Teatro Español, Madrid, 1982. Directed by Antonio Díaz Zamora. Photo by Manuel Martínez Muñoz.
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