Old Union Street Arches
229 Union Street
LA CASA DE BERNARDA ALBA
By Federico García Lorca
Directed by Jorge de Juan
The House of Bernarda Alba explores themes of repression, passion and conformity through the depiction of a matriarch’s domination of her five daughters. Described by the author as “a drama of women in the villages of Spain”, the deliberate exclusion of any male character from the action helps build the high level of sexual tension that is present throughout this masterpiece.
Running time:1 hour 30 minutes with 15-minute interval
Warning: Implicit reference to suicide.
EL PERRO DEL HORTELANO/DOG IN THE MANGER
By Lope de Vega
Directed by Dominic Dromgoole
This is the story of a love triangle, of forbidden love and betrayal, which takes place when Naples was a Spanish city. Thus, the Countess's house, manipulated by the nobles, represents that part of Spanish society that lived outside the country.
Running time: 90 minutes (no interval)
UNA NIÑA ES UNA COSA A MEDIO FORMAR/A GIRL IS A HALF-FORMED THING
By Eimear McBride
Adaptation Annie Ryan
Directed by Juan Miranda
Translated by Adriana Toledano Kolteniuk and Pía Laborde-Noguez
From her birth and through childhood and adolescence, a girl tries to shape her identity in the violent world that surrounds her. A throbbing story that will take the protagonist, a body without a name, to experience her own sexuality as a tool of self-destruction that blurs the boundaries between body, pleasure, and pain.
Running time:1h 10 minutes
In Spanish with English surtitles
Acting classes students' Showcase (in Spanish)
Scenes and monologues of classical and contermporary plays co-directed by Jorge de Juan and Fuensanta Vera.
Running time: 1 hour and half (no interval)
Muestra de los alumnos del curso de Interpretación (en español)
Escenas y monólogos de textos clásicos y contemporáneos co-dirigidos por Jorge de Juan y Fuensanta Vera.
Duración: 1 hora y media (sin intermedio)
by Santiago Gaiga
directed by Daniel Ortiz
PERNOD is Tony Fly, the best comedian in the West and abroad, who tells the audience about his wounded childhood behind the mask of the grotesque.
Running time: 70 minutes (no interval)
LA SOMBRA DEL TENORIO
by José Luis Alonso de Santos
The time has come for Saturnino Morales, a typical supporting actor, who is ill with tuberculosis and confined to a hospital for the poor.
He is preparing for the moment when "the curtain will fall on his life", yet he does not want to say goodbye to the world without playing his dream character: Don Juan Tenorio.
He, who always played the servant, the joker..., the eternal secondary character both in real life and on stage, wants "in this last hour of his life" and, with the help of an imaginary audience that listens to him and watches him from the darkness: to get on the bill, to be, even if only for once in his life, the protagonist, the leading actor: DON JUAN TENORIO.
Running time: TBA