Rubio: IN AUGUST WE PLAY THE PYRENEES (Celos del
Translated by Marion Peter Holt. 1992.
Comedy in 3 acts. An elderly couple, with a country home in the mountains and declining income, solve their economic problems by renting part of their house to a young couple, but with the understanding that each couple will pretend the other does not exist. The rules are broken when the elderly spectators feel impelled to enter a play-within-the-play involving the younger woman's imaginary jealousy of her husband's real lover.
World premiere: Dir. Ramón Ballesteros, Madrid, 1950. Major revival: Madrid, 1990. American premiere: Shady Lane Playhouse, Marengo, Illinois, 1986. Staged readings: Intiman Theatre, Seattle; Writers Theatre, New York.
Productions: Circle Players, Piscataway, NJ; Converse College, Spartanburg, SC.
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In August We Play the Pyrenees, at Shady Lane Playhouse, Marengo, Illinois, 1986.
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