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21/22 Season


Dos nuevos entremeses, "nunca representados"

Miguel de Cervantes
Direction: Ernesto Arias
Production: Una creación del Teatro de La Abadía
Approximate length: 1h y 20 min


Cervantes’ “Interludes” is like a tree on which you can always find new and unexpected shoots. La Abadía, has taken ‘its’ “Interludes” to numerous theatres, both in Spain and abroad, achieving a connection with the public that is quite extraordinary given that we are dealing with texts that date from four centuries ago. Now Ernesto Arias will tackle another two pieces: La guarda cuidadosa (“The Vigilant Sentinel”) and El rufián viudo llamado Trampagos (“The Widowed Pimp”).

The solitary tree that, in ”Interludes” resided in a rural setting, this time appears in a sombre urban environment, where it witnesses two new stories immersed in misery, featuring destitute characters who need a “dream” or an “ideal” to survive their harsh existence. However, merciless reality knocks them down time and again. Through this relationship between ideal and reality, Cervantes talks to us about human freedom or, rather, the impossibility of achieving that freedom. But this is where his genial touch comes in, because everything is presented with a sense of irony, humour, good cheer and celebration. He does this without making his characters ridiculous, but by illustrating their unquestionable dignity, since they are victims of social imposition, money, their own passions and tribulations, capricious Fate, their superstitions …

Two new “Interludes” that have never been performed before invite the audience to recognise the marvellous humanitarian dimension of Cervantes’ vision in the acts of these modest characters: freedom for women, individual value and collective endeavour.



Soldado  Ion Iraizoz

Sacristán  Juan Paños     

Mozo (Andrés)  AidaVillar

Uno (Manuel)  Nicolás Sanz

Zapatero  Marcos Toro

Amo  Pablo Rodríguez       

Grajales  Nicolás Sanz

Cristina  Luna Paredes

Ama (Ella)  Carmen Bécares

Músico  José Juan Sevilla

Músico  Carmen Valverde


Trampagos  Marcos Toro

Vademecúm  Juan Paños 

Chiquiznaque  Ion Iraizoz

Juan Claros  Nicolás Sanz   

La Repulida  Carmen Valverde

La Pizpita  Luna Paredes

La Mostrenca  Carmen Bécares

Uno/Músico  Aida Villar

Escarramán  José Juan Sevilla

Músico  Pablo Rodríguez     

DONCELLA Carmen Valverde



Dramaturgia  Brenda Escobedo

Direction Ernesto Arias

Ambientación Silvia de Marta

Music Eduardo Aguirre de Cárcer

Choreography Javier García

Lightning Carlos Díaz

Maestro de voz Vicente Fuentes

Taller de bufones José Troncoso

Director's Assistant Raquel Alarcón

Photo Sergio Parra



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