About the play
Unique! Delirious!! Unexpected!!! The Grandmother who
traditionally nourishes the weak and the young serves here as a mirror of
our human condition, the keeper of our memory that reminds us of our
history of hopes and despair.
About the author
Roberto (Tito) Cossa was born in 1934 in Buenos Aires,
Argentina, into a family of actors. After establishing a fruitful career as
a journalist, Cossa switched to the theater to capture the frustrations and
impotency of man, with his resulting play, Our Weekend, premiering in 1964.
From then until 1975, he developed his theatrical skills by becoming a lead
writer for cinema and TV.
In 1977, Cossa shook the foundations of traditional theater
with his new play, La Nona (The Grandmother). Going beyond the simple
anecdote, La Nona uses Argentina as a microcosm to take time forwards and
backwards, putting value on things according to their usage and exposing
the universal grotesque forms society can take.
From the decisive moment on, Cossa has a dominant voice that
is considered as one the best in Latin America and one of the three most
important Argentinean playwrights in recent times. That is evident
throughout his work, such as the plays: Tute Cabrero, You Dont Have to
Cry, Gray by Absence, The Crazy Uncle, The Old Servant, and No One
Remembers Frederick Chopin Anymore. His theater takes us on the constant
search for human dignity.
. Marta Ortϊzar
... Javier Terαn
... Lorena Sabogal
.. Leo Redνn
. Mario Medel