"Smartphones: A pocket-size farce" A new comedy by Emilio Williams opening July 19th, 2012 at Trap Door Theatre (Chicago)

Monday, April 23, 2012

About the play

What happens when our lives become more absurd than an avantgarde play?

“Smartphones, a Pocket-size Farce”, is a one-act play by Spanish award-winning playwright Emilio Williams.

The play is a madcap comedy, both a parody and a tribute to the great theater of the absurd, and the surrealist films of Luis Buñuel, such as “The exterminating angel” and “The discreet charm of the bourgeoisie.”

Last March the play received its first public reading in Spain. Luis Maria Anson, a leading cultural critic for one of the leading Sunday papers wrote in a raving review:

“The author has placed a mirror between Samuel Beckett and Yasmina Reza to reflect the new realities of human relationships. (…) He has threaded together perfectly-pitched dialogues with profound thoughts and social criticism.”