Long live the impossible! or the stars’ accountant (¡Viva lo imposible! o el contable de estrellas)

A traditional family that breaks with conventions

Don Sabino is a grey old-fashioned civil servant who, in pursuit of freedom, decides to break up with everything and joins, along with his children Palmira and Eusebio, a travelling circus. However, the wandering life is not what the family expected. Thus, they begin considering going back to the office. Only Don Sabino and his grandson offer resistance.


RELEVANT FACTS: This is Mihura’s first theater premiere, even though he had already written other plays, this one drove him to stay his whole life on the scene.

The cinematographic version of the play, directed by Rafael Gil, went to the Berlin Film Festival. There is also a TV version.

Mihura, a playwright, journalist and screenwriter, is considered the main inventor of the Theatre of the Absurd, and the most outstanding comedian in Spanish language through the 20th century. Mihura wrote the scripts of more than twenty-five movies, among which stands out “Welcome Mr. Marshall”, film directed by Luis García Berlanga in 1952.




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