What happened in 1985 outside a building in Algorta between someone who could be my cousin and someone who could be my brother? Today, more than 30 years later, nobody wants to talk about that time of violence and hatred. Will theatre help us to heal our wounds?

 In Los Gondra (una historia vasca) the author Borja Ortiz de Gondra explored 100 years in the history of a Basque family to find out how we got here. In Los otros Gondra (relato vasco), he looks disconcertedly around and tries to examine where we are heading. How important might surnames and blood ties be to new generations? Perhaps the time has come to ask questions and find reasons for hope.

Text awarded the Lope de Vega Prize 2017

The team

Cast: Sonsoles Benedicto, Fenda Drame, Marcial Álvarez, Borja Ortiz de Gondra, Lander Otaola, Cecilia Solaguren

Written by Borja Ortiz de Gondra

Directed by Josep Maria Mestres

Original music: Iñaki Salvador

Choreography: Jon Maya Sein

Stage design: Clara Notari

Wardrobe design: Gabriela Salaverri

Lighting Design: Juanjo Llorens

Video creation design: Álvaro Luna (AAI)

Assistant director: David Blanco

Assistant stage designer: Francisco Bassi

Wardrobe assistant: Raquel Porter

Lighting assistant: Rodrigo Ortega

Video creation assistant: Elvira Ruiz Zurita

Singing coach: David R. Peralto

Intern assistant: Rosa del Cerro

Production: Teatro Español, 3D / Dramaturgos Contemporáneos Vivos




23, 24 & 25 – 7:30 pm.

26 – 8:00 pm.


from €9,5to a €25 /discounts

Friends of the Arriaga: 25% discount.
Groups, young people, over 65s, job seekers, large families, and people with a disability of more than 33%: 20% discount.
Theatre professionals: 20% 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)


90 minutes