El cartógrafo

The search for a map becomes a search for oneself

11 to 14 may 2017

In today’s Warsaw, Blanca hears about the legend of the cartographer of the ghetto. More specifically, the legend claims that whilst everything was dying around him, an old cartographer was determined to draw a map of the world that was in danger. However, to do so, the cartographer needed help, as his legs no longer supported him so he couldn’t search for the information he needed, so as girl went out to look for it for him.

Blanca will believe in the legend of the cartographer and will obsessively throw herself into the search for that old map. However, this search will be more significant for her as she will be unknowingly going out in search of herself.  The cartographer is a play –a map- about this search and that legend.

The team

Cast: Blanca Portillo and José Luis García-Pérez

Playwright and Director: Juan Mayorga.

Assistant Director: Carlos Martínez Abarca.

Stage Design and Wardrobe: Alejandro Andújar.

Lighting: Juan Gómez Cornejo.

Music and Sound Space: Mariano García


11 May. 08:00 pm

12 May. 08:00 pm

13 May. 08:00 pm

14 May. 07:00 pm


from €8,50 to €25 /discounts

Applicable discounts:

Friends of the Arriaga: from 25% to 35%.

Groups, large families, under 30’s and over 65’s, people with a disability in excess of 33% and the unemployed: 25%.

Theatre professionals: 25%

Last Minute Discount: 50% (for the aforementioned groups, except Friends of the Arriaga)

Disabled people in a wheelchair: 50% (stalls in front of the stage and one companion)


2 hours 10 minutes no interval