Theatre – Happiness / La Alegría

Event Date:

November 1, 2022

Event Time:

7:30 pm

Event Location:

Arcola Theatre

Theatre: Happiness / La Alegría

by Marilia Samper
Translated by Steven Capsuto
Directed by Paula Paz

1-26 NOV

The edge of a city. A working-class street with old and cheap houses, where Julia lives with her son, Eli, who has cerebral palsy. Eli is 20 years old and he can’t speak, he can’t walk. He can’t do anything by himself. He spent the days in a wheelchair. He has grown up and Julia’s hernia doesn’t let her carry him in her arms (as she used to do) down the stairs. So, he doesn’t leave the flat. Julia is determined to solve this situation by installing a ramp to push Eli’s wheelchair and take him outside. Such a simple task can be an impossible undertaking when all conditions are unfavorable and, above all, if its completion depends on the goodwill and kindness of others.

Extrarradio de una ciudad. Barrio obrero de viejas viviendas baratas, donde vive Julia con su hijo Eli, que tiene parálisis cerebral. Eli tiene 20 años y no habla, no puede andar, no puede hacer nada, apenas pasar los días en su silla de ruedas. Ahora el chico ha crecido demasiado y la hernia de Julia no le permite cargarlo en brazos, como hacía siempre, para bajar las escaleras del edificio hasta llegar a la calle. Así que ya no sale de casa. Julia está empeñada en resolver esa situación haciendo construir una rampa por la que poder bajar la silla de ruedas de su hijo. Pero una cosa tan sencilla puede resultar una empresa imposible cuando todas las condiciones son desfavorables y, sobre todo, si su consecución depende de la voluntad y de la bondad de los otros.

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Event Location:

  • Arcola Theatre
  • 24 Ashwin Street
  • London E8 3DL

Event Schedule Details

  • November 1, 2022 7:30 pm
  • November 2, 2022 7:30 pm
  • November 4, 2022 7:30 pm
  • November 5, 2022 7:30 pm
  • November 8, 2022 7:30 pm
  • November 9, 2022 7:30 pm
  • November 10, 2022 7:30 pm
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  • November 22, 2022 7:30 pm
  • November 23, 2022 7:30 pm
  • November 24, 2022 7:30 pm
  • November 25, 2022 7:30 pm
  • November 26, 2022 7:30 pm

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