A comedy by Jean-Pierre Martinez
English translation by Anne-Christine Gasc
An actor ‘in between jobs’ finds work with a bank on the verge of bankruptcy, only to discover he is to be an actual scapegoat. But the nightmare is only beginning…
This comedy is primarily intended to denounce the excesses of the capitalist system, particularly in its financial dimension, as it crushes the majority of individuals to serve the interests of a few. This social critique takes on a comedic dimension here, also blurring the boundaries: does this story unfold in the « reality » of this theatrical fiction, or is it merely the projection of the main character’s nightmare, asleep at his desk on stage? To quote Calderón: « Life is a dream. » And for some, unfortunately, it can even be a nightmare.
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