As always, but play

As always, but play

Deserted island

Written and directed by: Mark Artigao. Interpretation: Micky Esparbe and Maria Rodriguez. Salt Theater February 4.

It's a classic “boy meets girl” game., one of those random things that unites us and divides us at the same time, as a 1990s Nora Ephron-signed romantic comedy could have or, going way back, one by Leo McCarey, if there was one instead of the Empire State Building. Are the elevators. It's classic boy meets girl He realizes that and that's why he plays, and he does it very well, with the clichés, with the common references, with the “what ifs?”, with the fourth wall.. “Has anyone here ever been very, very, very happy? But they're really happy, because they've lost control and become a fool,” one of the heroes asks the audience before starting.

This part of the game is entirely due to Marc Artigao, writer and director Deserted islanda sad comedy, as he himself defines it, with a classic atmosphere, because it is very well made and the audience loves it – two premises that do not always agree.

He is Mickey Esparbe and she is Maria RodriguezA home delivery man and a bank employee meet by chance in a damaged elevator. They spend two hours together and understand each other and in the end it remains to be seen if things will go further. To help us find out, Artigau has put together a montage with Lively dialogue, recurring scenes, alternate realities, and split personalities without the viewer missing a beat or losing interest.

Here, again, the credit goes to Artigao, but also to the impeccable work of the actors: it is endearingly pathetic, more theatrical with a touch of hooliganism. They also sign up to play and challenge the audience with questions — including one about the desert island, of course — and then spread out Unbeatable chemistry. She takes them home, even when the good times give way to more emotional moments, fear of death and loneliness.

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He's a lifelong 'boy meets girl', but he laughs at what we've always been sold: The ideal of the orange half and the romantic flame that burns inside you pales in comparison to everyday life. “Everything was within the parameters of normalcy,” it is said at various moments in the show, and yes, as if the limp were to assume a more worldly love, a final twist is allowed to remind us, with a smile, of what One thing is life and the other is imagination.

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