La Valentía by Alfredo Sanzol
Written by Spanish playwright Alfredo Sanzol, “La Valentía,” a humorous tale of family feuds and supernatural secrets, begins its month-long run at GALA Theatre.
- Witten by Alfredo Sanzol and directed by José Zayas.
- Talk with playwright Alfredo Sanzol after the performance on Friday, April 21.
- In Spanish with English subtitles. Runtime: 2.5 hours.
This comedy finds sisters Trini and Guada battling over whether to sell their beloved family summer home that sits next to a bustling highway. With each increasingly absurd tactic they use to get their way, the sisters encounter mysterious visitors who provide comic twists and turns.
The language of the work goes from humor to nostalgia, from the scintillating gag to the unexpected flash of loneliness or melancholy.—El País
About the writer
Alfredo Sanzol was born in Madrid in 1972 and graduated in Law from the University of Navarre, and in Stage Direction from the Royal School for Performing Arts. He has given courses and workshops at La Casa de América, La Casa Encendida, the National Theatre of Bogota, Matadero de Madrid, La Sala Beckett, La Térmica, the Navarre Theatre School, the Spanish Society of Authors, the Olite Classical Theatre Festival, and the National Drama Centre.
His works have been performed at the National Drama Centre, the Teatro de la Abadía, the Cuarta Pared, the Festival Grec, the Gayarre Theatre, and the Lilure Theatre. He has won the Premio Max for Stage Arts on three occasions and the Spanish National Literature Award for Dramatic Literature in 2017.