The old man, the young and the sea


Spain, 1924. Miguel de Unamuno is exiled to the island of Fuerteventura by General Primo de Rivera. There he meets the young fisherman Cisco, whose purpose in life is to hunt the whale Moby Dick. Between them, a mutual admiration is born, establishing an exchange of knowledge, one of books, the other of the sea and the stars.

But Miguel de Unamuno has an escape plan. With the help of the journalist Henry Dumay, he will hatch a plan that will endanger his placid exile, just as the visit of his admirer Delfina will endanger his heart.

‘The Old Man, the Young Man and the Sea’ is a work about the power of freedom, friendship, the realization of dreams and the hope of a wider, more beautiful, more human horizon.

  • Directed by: Jose Luis Arellano
  • Text: Irma Correa
  • Performers: Horacio Peña, Víctor de la Fuente, Luz Nicolás, Delbis Cardona.
  • Scenography and costumes: Silvia de Marta
  • Lighting design: Jesús Díaz
  • Music: Iñaki Salvador
  • Premiere: 2019. Gala Theatre. Washington D.C.
  • Awards: Nominada a los Helen Hayes Awards 2020 a Mejor Autoría