The play The Party arrives at the Poliorama theater, an adaptation directed by Sergi Belbel of the film of the same name written by the British Sally Potter. Starring a luxurious cast ―Àngels Gonyalons, Biel Duran, Marta Ribera, Queralt Casasayas, Montse Guallar, Jordi Díaz and Lluís Soler―, this comedy takes place in four spaces of a house (bathroom, kitchen, living room and garden) where they have place the conversations of a very peculiar friendly meeting.
Seven prominent names from the Catalan theater scene take to the stage to bring to life a range of unforgettable characters. Janet (Maria Ribera) and Bill (Lluís Soler) organize a small party to celebrate that she has been appointed British Minister of Health. They are almost antagonistic individuals, since while she does not stop receiving praise and congratulations, he is busy getting drunk.
They both await the arrival of their friends: April (Àngels Gonyalons) and her German husband (Jordi Díaz), who considers himself a spiritual healer; the intellectual and LGTBI activist Martha (Montse Guallar) and her partner, Jinny (Queralt Casasayas), a renowned chef who drops the bomb that she is pregnant with triplets, and, finally, a co-worker, Marianne ―who will never appear in scene because she arrives late― and her husband, the banker Tom (Biel Duran).
It is an acidic comedy that moves from the big screen to the Poliorama stage to elicit laughter and make the viewer reflect on themes such as friendship, family, religion, the health system or heartbreak. As this short 80-minute work progresses, more and more secrets are uncovered that reveal another facet of the seven characters who, despite being part of an intellectual and progressive species, are still well-off.
Vital dilemmas and humor, the perfect combination for a very wide audience, from young people to more adult viewers. For this reason, The Party is also offered to groups of high school students through Top Grups, an entity dedicated to managing audiences looking to go as a group to cultural events.
In this context, thanks to the agreement between Top Grups and the youth newspaper Junior Report, promoter of the Digital School Magazine (RED) project, junior editors enjoy the opportunity to cover theatrical shows such as The Party at the Poliorama theater in Barcelona.
These actions outside the classroom are included in Junior Report GO, the parallel initiative to the RED work plan that wants to promote the consumption of culture among students. Participating in this type of actions is a guarantee of learning and fun, since RED students work as authentic accredited professional journalists and publish chronicles and reviews in their school's school magazine and also in the Junior Report newspaper.