MULTI AWARD winning Spanish movie, theatre and TV actress, Concha Velasco will take to the stage at Teatre l’Alfas d’el Pi tonight, Friday March 31st, in a one woman play, as the finale of the town’s popular annual Theatre Festival, Mostra, now in its 15th year.
This year, the organisers have chosen to honour the actress for her outstanding contribution to acting, by awarding her their highest prize, the Pi d’honor trophy 2017.
Mayte García, Head of Alfas Department of Culture explained, ” It is a real honour to deliver the Pi d’Honor of the Mostra de Teatre, to Concha Velasco, an actress who in her long career has received many awards for film, theatre and television, Including three Goyas, five Union of Actors and two Premios Max.
Velasco’s career spans almost six decades, and the star has appeared in hundreds of stage productions, films and TV series over the years. The versatile actress has perfomed in a wide range of genres including drama, musical theatre and comedy and has garlanded honours for roles in shows as diverse as Hello Dolly on stage and TV series Gran Hotel.
She also starred as Dorothy Zbornak in the Spanish TV version of The Golden Girls, Las Chicas D’oro and is currently the host of TV Espanola show Cine De Barrio.
Tonight’s production is Reina Juana, in which she plays the title role as Queen Juana, the crazy. This one woman monologue, written by playwright Ernest Caballero and directed by Gerardo Vera, has toured extensively throughout Spain after it’s premiere last year in Seville.
Concha Velasco has received rave reviews for the production, which sees her give a tour de force performance of depth, intensity and emotion as one of the most tragic women in Spanish history.
As expected, this festival performance sold out almost as soon as tickets were released, but you do have a second chance to see the production.
The actress will reprise the role, when the Reina Juana tour returns to the area again in the Summer. She will be appearing at the Palau de Altea on Saturday June 10th.
For ticket information call the Altea Palau box office on 965 843 359