Cultural centers of Malaga come together in the first Classic Theater Festival


The Cervantes Theater, the Echegaray Theater, the María Victoria Atencia Provincial Cultural Center and the municipal spaces of Alhaurín de la Torre, Ardales, Mijas, Monda and Vélez-Málaga will host the cycle from May 2 to 31, which complete a cinematographic section in the Albéniz and three training actions.

The Provincial Council of Malaga through its Culture Delegation and the City Council through Malaga Procultura collaborate to bring our performing roots closer to new audiences with the first Malaga Classics Theater Festival, which will take place between May 2 and 31 in different spaces. from the province.

The Spanish Golden Age and the legacy of Shakespeare will be present in the fifteen performances of nine works scheduled at the Cervantes Theater, the Echegaray Theater, the María Victoria Atencia Provincial Cultural Center (MVA) and the theaters, cultural centers and municipal auditoriums of Alhaurín de la Torre, Ardales, Mijas, Monda and Vélez-Málaga.

A cinematographic section that will take place at the Albéniz Cinema and three training actions located at the MVA will complement this first festival co-organized by the City Council and the Provincial Council, which was born with a vocation for continuity, with a strong gender focus and with the purpose of bringing both to Malaga and its province local and national productions of classical theater and to disseminate the theatrical heritage prior to the 20th century, with special emphasis on the Golden Age. The Councilor for Culture and Historical Heritage of the City Council, Mariana Pineda; the vice president of Culture, Education and Youth of the Malaga Provincial Council, Manuel López; and the manager of Málaga Procultura, Juan Antonio Vigar, presented this morning at a press conference the Festival, which addresses in all its dimensions and for all age groups a performing tradition that lasts over time due to its ability to investigate the great questions and challenges of the human being. Also present at the press conference were José Carlos Cuevas, founder and director of Jóvenes Clásicos; Celia Negrete, distributor of Claroscuro Teatro; Pepe de la Blanca, distributor of Teatro de Poniente, and Esther Monleón, Culture technician of the MVA.

The first edition of the Málaga Classics Theater Festival stands out for its transversal commitment to the recognition of the role of women in the performing arts. Of the nine productions that will be performed, six are directed by women and a seventh has a female signature in the adaptation of the text. In addition, two of the shows rescue the female playwrights of the Golden Age, who also focus the attention of one of the training cycles.

Adult audiences will be able to see the Young Classics premiere of Espinel Self-Portrait: Marcos de Obregón, based on Vicente Espinel’s work Relationships from the Life of the Squire Marcos de Obregón; the theater and lyrical poetry proposal of La Otra Arcadia You treated me with oblivion, assembled from the voices of great authors of the Renaissance and the Golden Age; El Marqués de las Navas, by Factoría Teatro, and the version by Lázaro de Tormes with which Pata Teatro has achieved so much success. Two pieces are specifically designed for teenagers, Self-Portraits of Pen and Sword, for young people aged 14 and up, and Enigma Shakespeare, recommended for viewers aged 12 and up, while children can enjoy Don Quixote Nomad, by briAbrac Teatro, and the entire family, El cielo de Sefarad, by Claroscuro Teatro.

That is to say, the Malaga Classics Theater Festival combines the theatrical exhibition, with special emphasis on contemporary staging, with the three screenings at the Albéniz of the series Theater Classics in Cinema (The Dog in the Manger, Caesar Must Die and Ran ) and with a training chapter that will serve as a meeting with professionals from the sector and that will be made up of three actions that the MVA will host: the Classics and Contemporary Cycle: Playwrights of the Golden Age, the course Classics before the camera and a mediation activity of Expansive Territory about Enigma Shakespeare prior to its first performance. A fifth production for adults, La pícara de Cervantes, by Aida Santos-Allely, will close the activities of the Classical and Contemporary Series.

In total, fifteen performances of nine different works have been scheduled, five of them in municipalities of the province (the Vicente Aleixandre Cultural Center in Alhaurín de la Torre, the Villa de Ardales Cultural Center, the Las Lagunas Theater in Mijas, the Municipal Auditorium de Monda and the Teatro del Carmen in Vélez-Málaga), five in the Echegaray Theater in Málaga, four in the María Victoria Atencia Provincial Cultural Center and one in the Cervantes Theater.

Tickets for the performances scheduled at the Cervantes and Echegaray theaters and the screenings at the Albéniz Cinema go on sale at 6 p.m. today on all Málaga Procultura channels (box offices in municipal spaces; on the Internet through Uniticket (www. and telephone 952 076 262) and the websites and They can also be purchased with the new Gift Card. Invitations for the MVA passes can be obtained at, while the functions of the municipalities of the province are free entry until capacity is reached or with prior withdrawal of invitation in the case of the Vicente Aleixandre Cultural Center of Alhaurín of the tower.