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THE WEST SIDE OF THE GOLDEN GATE
ORIGINAL TITLE: El lado oeste del Golden Gate
CHARACTERS: At least 2
ONE POSSIBLE SYNOPSIS: A broken marriage risks its future in an uncertain toast to life and death. An uninspired writer finds an abandoned notebook containing an unfinished story. A retired magician receives a strange letter that promises to give him back what he once loved in return for a simple assignment. A young couple with no future rehearses a play to be released in an impossible deadline.
Man and wife will try unsuccessfully to reconcile the unintended effects of the fatal decision. The writer will travel to where the story began, only to find out that what is written in the notebook is something she does not want to acknowledge she has lived. The former illusionist will be unable to fulfill the assignment, perhaps for fear of what he will receive in return. The young couple, trapped in a past that perhaps never was, will struggle to represent their contradictory characters.
The vicissitudes of all of them will be intermingled in a universe where reality, fiction and magic are superposed, and uncertainty replaces chance and fate. On one side of the Golden Gate lies, perhaps, the solution to all their conflicts.
PLAY PUBLISHED IN:
IGLESIAS SIMON, Pablo. "El lado oeste del Golden Gate", Revista Ade-Teatro Nº125. Abril-Junio 2009. Pages. 104-123.
IGLESIAS SIMON, Pablo. El lado oeste del Golden Gate. Madrid: Asociación de Autores de Teatro, 2009.
Finalist of the XXXIIIth Born Award 2008
Winner of the "José Luis Alonso" Award for the Best Young Director 2010
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