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EL VIEJO, EL JOVEN Y EL MAR: MEET THE PLAYWRIGHT AND THE DIRECTOR

  • Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain 2801 16th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20009 United States (map)
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Join us on this special event to meet the playwright and the director of “El viejo, el joven y el mar,” a play presenting Miguel de Unamuno struggling to find more about truth, freedom of speech, and political liberty.

THE OLD MAN, THE YOUTH, AND THE SEA

  • World premiere at GALA Hispanic Theatre.

  • Directed by José Luis Arellano.

  • Presented in Spanish with English surtitles.

Forced into exile for political reasons, Spanish writer and philosopher Miguel de Unamuno confronts a general, a young fisherman, and a journalits about their beliefs regarding freedom, reason, and faith while he plans his escape from the island of Fuerteventura. Based on historic events, this new play by Irma Correa, one of Spain’s rising young playwrights, explores conflicting loyalties to one’s country and one’s morality in the battle for a just society.

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT

Irma Correa is a Spanish playwright, director, educator, screenwriter, and actor. Among her plays are Hablando (Último aliento)Un burro volandoMarianaEl tiempo de Bernardo P.Desde lo invisible (Max Award for Best New Play (Spain), Friday (19th Sociedad General de Autores y Escritores Theatre Award), and Los mares habitados (Premio Réplica for Best Production). She taught History of Dramatic Art in Bogotá, Colombia, and has led various workshops in dramaturgy and playwriting.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

El viejo, el joven y el mar is directed by José Luis Arellano, acclaimed stage and television director from Madrid who won the 2016 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Direction of Yerma at GALA. Since 2009, he has directed El caballero de OlmedoAy, Carmela!Cabaret Barroco, and Cervantes: El Último Quijote at GALA, which was nominated for five Helen Hayes Awards. He is the director of the Theater School of the City of Parla and co-founder of La Joven Compañia.


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Important Information:

  • A reservation on Eventbrite is mandatory, printed tickets are not required.

  • Seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

  • Doors open 20 minutes before posted showtime.

  • Ticket holders should arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the start to guarantee seats.

  • No Late Seating, ticket holders may not be allowed to seat 20 minutes after posted showtime.

  • If you need special assistance, please contact us at contact@spainculture.us.

How to get there: The best way to arrive is by public transportation. The closest Metro station is Columbia Heights (Green and Yellow line). Limited metered and two-hour zoned parking is available in the surrounding neighborhoods. Public parking garage is available at DC USA Shopping Mall (Columbia Heights Metro Station).