Formentera audiences gear up for Guillem Clua's breakout "Smiley: Una història d'amor"

From 8.30pm next Saturday 27 November, the crowd at Formentera's Sala de Cultura (Cinema) will experience a love story with a capital 'L'. “Smiley: Una història d'amor" offers a lighthearted account of the fears we face when we fall in love.

The production explores the mark left on our lives by new technologies, WhatsApp and smart-phones, while accurately dissecting the contradictions of emotional relationships. It shows us that, in the game of love, we are all equally vulnerable.

According to Japanese legend, when two people are destined to be together, an invisible red thread tied to their little finger binds them from the day they are born. This thread is unbreakable and has the power to keep two people together forever, no matter how far apart they are or how different they may appear. This is the premise on which Smiley is based. It is also a tribute to the classic romantic comedies, from figures like Nora Ephron and Howard Hawks. Smiley is all this and much more, but especially, it is a hymn to love in all its forms.

The comedy is directed by Joan M. Albinyana and features Héctor Seoane and Joan Toni Sunyer. The Association of Public Theatres of the Balearic Islands (ATAPIB) awarded both Seoane and Sunyer with the award for Best Performance by a Male Actor. The production has had a great impact on adult and young audiences.

It is recommended for all audiences. The show can be seen at 8.30pm on Saturday 27 November in Formentera's Sala de Cultura (Cinema). Tickets are priced at €7 (€5 for under 25s) and go on sale Friday 19 November at www.entradesformentera.cat. Admission is free for unemployed people and currently under-employed freelancers.

El Somni Productions

Joan Porcel started El Somni Productions, a theatre production company, in March 2012. The backdrop of crisis has done nothing to dilute the desire for committed and high-quality text-driven theatre. The troupe performs its catalogue, from adapted classics to contemporary productions, in theatres as well as alternative venues and non-conventional spaces.

'Up close and personal' underpins the El Somni philosophy. The company firmly believes that the foremost virtue in theatre is knowing how to adapt to one's environment to ensure the broadest reach for one's message.

Cultural support

“Smiley: Una història d'amor" receives support from Institut d'Estudis Baleàrics. Safety protocol and current regulations will be in place at the functions.

18 November 2021
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

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