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On the 19th of November, at 12:00 and 20:00, the University Theater will represent at the Auditorium its latter play: Abuelos, las cerezas de la memoria, which was performed for the first time on the 18th of May 2008 at the university auditorium. On this occasion, the university company members will act for more than 500 students of various secondary schools in Alicante province, thanks to the initiative of the UA to promote theater among the youth.

Abuelos (Grandfathers) has been directed by the invited Gijon’s director Jesús Cracio, who has taken to the stage a text from Juan Luis Mira, UA University Theater director. Cracio explains: "The subject matter of this work is to remember the youth that, 50 years ago, life was not as good as it is today in Spain; that their grandfathers fought hard for life in the very same post-war period. It was an iron generation, very tough".

The play was made from the homonymous text of Mira and elaborated with the actors improvisations. The play goes from the present to the past, where the concerns of the youth in the forties contrast with the concerns of the youth of today, but always from "a tender, half festive view of a dramatic comedy seen from the affection". Cracio continues: "Youngsters go from being themselves, with their current problems, to be their grandfathers, with another problematic. Moreover, I have added some radio and music ads of the time, so the play will be full of references".

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