'Sybaris', Domingo Villar's posthumous play about success and creation | Culture | EUROtoday

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Those who knew Domingo Villar carefully, probably the most distinctive voices within the detective novel, the creator of Inspector Leo Caldas, say that the Galician writer liked theater, that he even informed his mother and father of his want to enter the Real Madrid School of Dramatic Art and who was at all times a passionate conversationalist about backstage and the fascinating world of the stage. Who died in 2022, on the age of 51, the Vigo author left unfinished a novel to which he had already given a title, winter waveshowever he had completed his solely play, Síbaris, a black and loopy comedy about success and creation, which now takes to the levels of the Teatros del Canal in Madrid (till subsequent June 27), in its Spanish model, with the solid that he dreamed of for its staging: the actors Carlos Blanco and Belén Constenla and the director Lois Blanco. The dream that Domingo Villar couldn’t fulfill was to get on stage to play one of many characters himself, as was his intention.

Síbarisa manufacturing by the Galician firm Condetrespés, which premiered final 12 months in Galician in Vigo, Villar's hometown, after which it started a profitable tour all through Galicia, incorporates and transmits a part of the literary and private universe of the writer of the trilogy made up of water eyes, The seaside of the drowned y The final ship. Starting with the primary studying of the textual content (printed by the Siruela publishing home), which passed off in a seaside bar on the island of Arousa, with some freshly caught razor clams and with the corporate of his nice buddy, the actor Carlos Blanco, recognized for his participation in sequence like flour o Unit.

This is how the interpreter himself remembered it final Friday, moved by what he experiences as a tribute to an writer so dedicated and dependable to the reader and who knew the favor of the general public and critics. “My commitment to him was to put the show on its feet, fill the theaters, as we have done in Galicia, and premiere in Madrid,” mentioned Blanco, who regretted not sharing the stage with the author, “a wonderful author and new playwright.” “I am very sorry for what Domingo has left unwritten, not only in a novel, but in theater,” added the actor, shortly earlier than performing a rehearsal within the black room of the Teatros del Canal.

Domingo Villar, in April 2019.
Domingo Villar, in April 2019.OSCAR CORRAL

In the one area of the work, the lounge of a home with views of an exquisite wooded backyard and artwork reproductions, an enormous bookcase filled with books and a considerably worn couch, Síbaris delves into the story of Víctor Morel, a shining star within the literary world, an eccentric man who has deep conversations along with his cat, Capone, and with a model named Mrs. Simmons, who has simply returned from a convention in Paris that didn’t go as everybody hoped. Distressed by the dearth of inspiration – he has not printed something for twenty years -, with a greater than delicate financial scenario and fed up with a literary world centered on cash, Laura, his pragmatic spouse, gives him a approach out with which to start out a brand new life. and nameless. That's when a delirious and enjoyable plot begins, with a useless particular person included, that the actor Carlos Blanco in comparison with Woody Allen's movies.

Belén Constenla and Carlos Blanco, in 'Sibaris'.
Belén Constenla and Carlos Blanco, in 'Sibaris'.Jaime Villanueva

As his editor Ofelia Grande, director of Siruela, recalled within the presentation of the perform, Domingo Villar additionally went via a interval of inventive blockage after the publication of The seaside of the drowned. It took 10 years till it got here to gentle. the final ship. “Domingo was blocked because he was used to reading to his father, every day, before going to bed, what he had written. When his father died, he was left unable to do it,” mentioned Grande, who recalled that the primary time Villar informed him about this play was in 2019, on a flight from Mexico to Madrid. 'Do you need me to learn it to you?' He informed me. And there, on the aircraft, he learn me the whole work, which didn’t have the present title,” added the editor, who confirmed her enthusiasm for having the ability to fulfill Villar's dream. “It is a gift that life gives us, to be able to dedicate our commitment to Domingo with the premiere of his only theatrical work.”

It can also be spoken in Síbaris of the early demise of a author, simply because it occurred to the writer himself, obsessive about perfection just like the character within the present. “Villar marked everything for us in this text, which is an example of bourgeois and urban theater comedy. We focus, then, on the details and moments. It was all very easy and pleasant,” mentioned the director, Lois Blanco, son of actor Carlos Blanco, who makes their debut along with this characteristic.

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