Plays by Rodolf Sirera

Rodolf Sirera, The Audition (from the Valencian Catalan El verí del teatre).
Translated by John London.

Two characters, an actor and an aristocrat (the Marquis de...) play a dangerous game based on artistic truth and lies in pre-revolutionary France. This fascinating dialogue with death reveals surprise after surprise within an
intriguing philosophical context. The Audition has been translated into six languages and performed all around Europe.

Set: single set of eighteenth-century living-room, although has been performed in updated versions.
Cast: 2 men.

Productions: Gate Theatre, London, Great Britain (1988); Dublin Theatre Festival, Ireland (1990); Adam House Theatre, Edinburgh, Edinburgh Festival, Scotland (1992).
Published in Modern Catalan Plays, ed. by John London and David George (London: Methuen, 2000).
For performance permissions (amateur and professional), contact: John London, 14 Leigh Street, London, WC1H 9EW, Great Britain; email:

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