'¡Ay, Carmela!' by José Sanchis Sinisterra

'¡Ay, Carmela!' by José Sanchis Sinisterra

In this darkly funny play of love and loss, a troubadour comedy duo falls into the hands of Franco’s troops during the Spanish Civil War. If you liked the award-winning film… you'll love the original play!

Carmela and Paulino, a vaudeville comedy duo, have fallen into the hands of Franco’s fascists troops during the Spanish Civil War. Forced to put on a performance, they rehearse their show — flamenco songs, the paso doble, and bizarre comedy routines. But as heels and castanets clatter, their own intriguing story unfolds in a riot of black humor and ghostly passion. In a world still riddled with conflict, this heartbreaking portrayal of love and loss is a poignant testimony to the inhumanity of war.

In Spanish with English Surtitles. By José Sanchis Sinisterra. Directed by José Luis Arellano-García. Ticket: $20-$38.

Student matinees with post-performance discussions: September 23, September 30, October 6 and October 7 at 10:30 am. Call 202-234-7174 for student group discounts.

Supported by the Embassy of Spain in Washington, Spain’s Ministry of Culture, the Program for Cultural Cooperation between Spain and U.S. Universities, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Acción Sur.

  • Performing arts
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Sep 15, 2011Oct 9, 2011


GALA Hispanic Theatre, 3333 14th Street, NW Washington, DC 20010

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