Los papeles de Sísifo

by Harkaitz Cano

Work freely inspired by the "Egunkaria case", a tribute to journalism and the media that have been unfairly closed down

05 to 06 December 2020
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As one of the characters in the play states, a newspaper “is like War and Peace in miniature”. An endless novel that terminates every day. The chaos of the world crammed into four columns. It is not surprising that their vocation guides them: the work of journalists is an impossible mission: while in the newspaper’s editorial office they struggle with precariousness and disillusionment and race against the clock for precision and truthfulness; power pulls the strings in the attempt to control information. It is the journalist’s job to investigate and ask, but what if the tables were turned and the journalist was the one being questioned?

This play, freely inspired by the “Egunkaria case”, is a tribute to journalism and to all the media that have been unfairly closed down.

The team

Author: Harkaitz Cano.
Actors: Anjel Alkain, Joseba Apaolaza, Iñigo Azpitarte, Kepa Errasti, Mireia Gabilondo/Aizpea Goenaga, Olaia Gil, Asier Hernandez, Asier Hormaza, Iñaki Rikarte, Alexandru Stanciu, Dorleta Urretabizkaia.
Live music: Ikerne Giménez.
Director: Fernando Bernués.
Assistant director: Kike Díaz de Rada.
Assistant director: Sara Cózar.
Escenografía: Mambo Decorados.
Scenographer: Ana Turrillas.
Lighting and audio visual design: David Bernués.
Technical coordination: Acrónica Producciones.
Scenograhy: Mambo Decorados.
Stage manager: Alexandru Stanciu.
Photography: Mikel Blasco.
Administration: Maite Gorrotxategi.
Executive producer: Arriaga Theatre.
Producción manager: Ane Antoñanzas.
Producer: Nagore Plazaola.
A coproduction of ANTZERKIZ (Arriaga Theatre Bilbao/"Teatro Principal" of Vitoria-Gasteiz/Teatro Victoria Eugenia Theatre San Sebastián) and the CDN-Centro Dramático Nacional.


Día 5 - 19:00h.
Día 6 - 19:00h.


10 - 21€ /with discount

Friends of Arriaga:
From 25% to 35% DISCOUNT.

Groups, young people, over-65s, unemployed, large families and people with 33%+ disability:

Theatre professionals:

Last minute discount (for above-mentioned groups, except Friends of Arriaga):

Last minute discount for Young Friends of Arriaga:

People with disabilities who use wheelchairs:
50% DISCOUNT (in proscenium balcony and one accompanying person)


100 min.