La valentía

When everything we thought was solid shatters, we begin to feel fear

06 to 08 December 2019

“La valentía” (Courage) is the latest work written and directed by Alfredo Sanzol, winner of the National Dramatic Literature Award 2017 and recently appointed Director of the National Dramatic Center (Centro Dramático Nacional).

Sisters Guada and Trini have inherited the family home where they spent their summers. They both love the house, but there’s a problem: a motorway passes right by the house. For Guada the house is more important than the noise, but for Trini silence is more important than the house.

With elements of black comedy, screwball humour and vaudeville, this play reflects on that magnificent beauty, which we want to let in, erasing the pain screwed into our memory, but alas that is impossible because that pain is a part of us. When we try to make room for it, our soul suffers, everything we thought was solid shatters, and we begin to feel fear. Only one force can help us: courage.

The team

Cast: Estefanía de los Santos, Natalia Huarte, Vanessa Espín, Jesús Barranco, Elías González y Ángel Ruiz

Written and directed by: Alfredo Sanzol

Lighting design: Pedro Yagüe

Stage design: Fernando Sánchez Cabezudo/Eduardo Moreno

Wardrobe: Guadalupe Valero

Assistant director: Beatriz Jaén

Production director: Miguel Cuerdo

Production: La Zona and Pavón Teatro Kamikaze


6 & 7: 7:30 pm

8: 7:00 pm


From €9,50 to €25 /discounts

Friends of the Arriaga: from 25% up to 35% discount.
Groups, young people, over 65s, job seekers, large families, and people with a disability of more than 33%: 25% discount.
Theatre professionals: 25% discount.
Last minute discount (for the above groups, except Friends of the Arriaga): 50% discount.
Last minute discount for Young Friends of the Arriaga: 70% discount.
Wheelchair users: 50% discount (seated in the proscenium box with a companion)


105 minutes