ALCINE ON STAGE: OTROGRAFÍA (OTHER-GRAPHY)
Absolutely nothing remarkable has happened to Simón his whole life. He works in a old-people’s home and every day has to listen to the tedious and jealous fighting of the old people. Then one day Simón discovers he has a gift: if he inhales the last breath of life of a person, the stories the dying person never told anyone become his. And that’s how, with no story of his own to tell, Simón began to recount the biographies of others.
Otrografía is a dark and humorous experimental show, and also an exercise in gentility, poignancy, elegance and honesty, in which brutal elements of comedy and drama spring forth without pretensions or transitions. A comedy halfway house between musical, recital, spoken-word, anti-theatre, stand-up and irreverent cabaret in the hands of the well-known illustrator, story-teller, entertainer and now, dramatist, Riki Blanco and the musicians Vaz Oliver and Irene Novoa.