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El perro del hortelano (The Dog in the Manger)

Updated: Feb 24, 2021

By/De Lope de Vega

Commissioned adaptation by/Adaptación comisionada de Paco Gámez

Directed by/Dirigida por José Zayas


December 2, 2020 - January 31, 2021 / Diciembre 2, 2020 - Enero 31, 2021

In Spanish with English subtitles (optional) / En español con subtítulos en inglés (opcional)

"handsome new production... ample humor... nicely acted... smashing job with the costumes..." -The Washington Post (Nov 2, 2020)

The Dog in the Manger is a hilarious comedy by the Master of Spain’s Golden Age, Lope de Vega, that explores the pain of love in a classist society. This production continues GALA’s history of adapting classical gems with timeless themes for today’s audiences.

El perro del hortelano es una hilarante comedia del maestro del Siglo de Oro español, Lope de Vega, que explora lo doloroso del amor en una sociedad clasista. Esta producción prosigue con la historia GALA en cuanto a adaptaciones de joyas clásicas que tocan temas imperecederos relevantes para el público actual.


"Everything about the show clicked... being a primarily English speaker, the nice synopsis in the program (as well as the terrific director notes) along with the perfectly timed subtitles, let me follow along in real time. The director did a terrific job putting this all together, making the classic funny, but not slapstick/silly... And with all the safety protocols, it felt so great to be back in a theatre seat, and watching an outstanding production. Congratulations on a terrific show." -Greg Duffey

"We would like to congratulate the GALA team again for a wonderful production of El perro del hortelano... a most innovative set, original costumes and outstanding acting. The small audience, which gave the feeling of a just-for-us private performance... while distancing and wearing masks. All together resulted in a memorable evening." -Rosalía Rodríguez-García & John P. Williams

"Thank you for an outstanding performance of López last weekend! ...the high-level ensemble acting was superb, while the stagecraft was perfect... I sincerely appreciate GALA restoring the classics, as well as bringing serious drama from Spain..." -Christopher Robey

Tickets to online version: $25.

Boletos para versión digital: $25.

EN_The Dog in the Manger Press Release
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SP_El perro del hortelano Nota de prensa
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Plot Summary - El perro del hortelano
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