El hombre del frac

Image by Iñigo Aranburu

“Por eso quería entrar en coma. Me parecía la única escapatoria.”

Written by Alberto Ramos Barranco

Directed by Ignacio García-Bustelo


  • Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 7:00pm

Language: Spanish

Location: IATI Theater (64 E. 4th St. NYC 10003)

Website: FaceBook Event


There's a gunshot. A few seconds later, the inhabitant of this house is visited by a stranger: a man in a tailcoat, with a top hat and a briefcase. He is running away from a subject disguised as a cartoon panther who is claiming him the payment of a debt. The visitor is not ready to pay it off, and that's why he is hiding. The unintentional host is also hiding some things: a gun, maybe a corpse.

This is a story about two characters who are hunters and preys at a time. Two men who run away constantly, for years. But it's difficult to run away from oneself.

About the Playwright:

Barcelona, 1976. Graduated in Advertising, he has attended screenwriting and playwriting workshops.  He has written Los últimos días de Clark K. (Barcelona, 2011; Lima, 2013-14; Mexico City, 2014); Pau I el Conqueridor (Girona, 2013); Pep Talk (Dublin and FringeNYC, 2013; Barcelona, 2014); Només un anunci (runner-up for the VII Quim Masó Prize; Festival Lola, 2013; Barcelona, 2014); Infecte (Barcelona, 2014); and Yayoflautas lejanos and No em dic Manuel, two short plays (2012). His project Betún has been selected at the III Playwriting Laboratory of Fundación SGAE (Madrid, 2015).

For more, visit alberto-ramos.com


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Access to the Reading:

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