Father Cigarette

Don Froilán is a priest in a small village, in which he is known as “Father Cigarette”, as he always has a lit cigarette in his mouth. Given his good-natured disposition, he sees himself one day taking in a deviant girl called Rosita, kicked from her house by his step-father Aniceto after losing her honor with the rich boy of the village, Bernabé, and getting pregnant.


THEMES: Adolescence, Coming of Age, Discrimination, Family, Exclusion, Intolerance, Youth, Maternity, Paternity, Religion, Sex, Society, Survival 


GENRE: Comedy



This play was a big success in Buenos Aires (Argentina) during the Spanish Civil War. It is considered one of the best comedies of the author. It was taken to the big screen in a Chilean production by Roberto de Ribón, and a Spanish version directed by Juan de Orduña.

Arniches was part of the brilliant Generation of '98, and comedies were his specialty. Many of his plays were adapted to cinema.



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