Our next show is “Eloise is Under an Almond Tree” by Enrique Jardiel Poncela, translated by Steven Capsuto. Directed by Aurora Morales.
December 1st, 2nd and 3rd at 8pm in Wesley House, Leeson Park, Dublin 6
This play narrates unforeseen incidents in the lives of Fernando Ojeda, his fiancé Mariana Briones and their respective families. They become caught in the mystery of a disappearance, many years ago, of Eloisa, a woman with a suspicious physical resemblance to Mariana. The secrets and misunderstandings that occur in the play lead to other misunderstandings and to some hilarious situations.
About the playwright:
Enrique Jardiel Poncela (1901-1952) was a Spanish playwright and novelist that belonged to an absurdist literary wave in Spain -coincidental with Franco’s first years of totalitarian rule. His plots were eccentric and innovative, and his humour, eccentric. Between 1932-35 he worked as a film scenarist in Hollywood. Conventional dramatic forms are parodied in his plays or cleverly acknowledged. Eloise is under an almond tree was written in 1940 and has been a big success since, although seldom performed in English. It might even be Yet another Irish Premiere for Leeson Park Players!