Garai zekenak/ Tiempos mezquinos

After its huge success last year, this new version of Ibsen’s classic is back, placing the Scandinavian drama in a Basque setting

From 13 january to 04 february 2020

The Arriaga Theatre is once again staging one of its most special recent productions: Garai Zekenak/Tiempos mezquinos, loved by audiences and critics alike last season and nominated to the Max Awards in three categories: Best Adapted Theatre Play for Denise Despeyroux, Best Stage Director for Raúl Cancelo and Best Actress in a Leading Role for Miren Gaztañaga. The beautiful production is coming back with four additional performances – two in Spanish and another two in Basque.

Based on Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler, Denise Despeyroux’s Garai Zekenak is an attractive show, staged in the theatre hall, grand staircase, foyer and the so-called Salita Isabelina rather than the main hall. This quite unusual choice invites theatre-goers to move around, triggering a physical and emotional journey. A very special theatrical experience indeed, where the audience accompanies the performers around the theatre.

The team

Written by Denise Despeyroux, based on Hedda Gabler, by Henrik Ibsen

Basque adaptation: Nerea Lorente

Director: Raúl Cancelo

Cast: Miren Gaztañaga, Kepa Errasti, Arantza Goikoetxea, Gabriel Ocina, Aritza Rodríguez, Pako Revueltas

Lighting design: Oscar de Paz (Calle Goya 7)

Costume design: Oscar Armendariz Lucarini

Mask design and creation: Gorka Aguirre Studio

Production: Arriaga Theatre