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Editor’s Pick: GALA’s The Old Man, The Youth, and the Sea

GALA commissioned this World Premiere from Irma Correa, one of Spain’s rising young playwrights

The Old Man, the Youth, and The Sea – Photo: Stan Weinstein

GALA Hispanic Theatre presents the world premiere of a play it commissioned from Irma Correa, one of Spain’s rising young playwrights, who takes on the tale of Spain’s renowned poet and philosopher Miguel de Unamuno, forced into exiled almost a century ago due to his opposition to the dictator Miguel Primo de Rivera.

Helen Hayes Award-winning director José Luis Arellano (2016’s Yerma) helms GALA’s production of El viejo, el joven y el mar, performed in Spanish with English surtitles featuring a cast led by Horacio Peña as Unamuno. The play explores the notions of conflicting loyalties to one’s country and to the moral fight for a just society. Now to March 3. Tivoli Square, 3333 14th St. NW. Tickets are $30 to $48. Call 202-234-7174 or visit


Doug Rule covers the arts, theater, music, food, nightlife and culture as contributing editor for Metro Weekly.

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