April 2021


Opening Night

  • La Veronal
  • Idea, art direction and design Marcos Morau
  • Sala Gran
  • 8/04/2021 al 11/04/2021

The stage, the place par excellence of the theatre device, is at the centre of La Veronal’s new production

From the first mental image, the first expression of an inspiring idea, to the first time the curtain rises on a show, there is a series of events that start to accelerate with the strength of a snowball rolling downhill. Everything that happens in this period threads through the life of all those that form part of the process, from the director to the audience member who arrives at the last minute.

All of us, to a greater or lesser degree, put part of our life into what we do so there is much truth within the story shown on stage.

Opening Night reflects the profound admiration I feel as a stage director for John Cassavetes’ film, from which I have taken the title. Gena Rowlands once said: “We lived for cinema. They were intense and passionate years. The best of my life.” The performing arts have been my life since I founded La Veronal over 10 years ago now, and I have experienced every moment and every project from all the dimensions that make up the process. So in this piece based on my own experience, I want to show the audience everything that happens from this first idea in all its dimensions, from the intangible and psychological to the physical and tangible.

This show ends where all others have begun, when silence reigns over the auditorium and everyone holds their breath because the curtain is about to go up.

Production team

La Veronal
Idea, art direction and design
Marcos Morau
Mònica Almirall, Valentín Goniot, Núria Navarra, Lorena Nogal, ShayPartush and Marina Rodríguez
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    Marcos Morau in collaboration with the performers

    Set design
    Max Glaenzel

    Costumes design
    Sílvia Delagneau

    Mª Carmen Soriano

    Technical direction and lighting design
    Bernat Jansà
    Sound design
    Juan Cristóbal Saavedra

    Carmina S. Belda
    Violeta Gil
    Celso Giménez

    Assistant de director
    Mònica Almirall

    Artistic advisor
    Roberto Fratini

    Stage manager, machinery and special effects
    David Pascual
    Production and logistics
    Cristina Goñi

    Production manager
    Juan Manuel Gil Galindo

    Coproduction of
    La Veronal, Teatre Nacional de Catalunya, Centro de Cultura Contemporánea Condeduque and Romaeuropa Festival

    With the support of
    INAEM – Ministerio de Cultura and Deporte de España i ICEC – Departament de Cultura de la Generalitat de Catalunya