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Alberto San Juan and Jordi Casanovas bring the famous Bárcenas affair to the stage. It would be an incredible farce – if it weren’t true.

July 15, 2013. Bárcenas and Ruz meet again. The Spanish High Court is brimming with nervous energy and expectation. Three weeks earlier, Luis Bárcenas was sent to the Soto del Real jail by order of Judge Pablo Ruz. Today, Bárcenas will take the stand to contradict his previous testimony. All eyes will be on Ruz. Everything said in this courtroom today could bring a political party or the entire government to its knees. Or not.

This script is excerpted directly from Luis Bárcenas’ declarations before Judge Pablo Ruz on July 15, 2013. Everything you hear was uttered during the trial. Nothing has been added, though a few sections have been modified, cut or restructured. Each and every word and name you hear and observe was heard and observed in court on that fateful day.

Pedro Casablanc Luis Bárcenas / Manolo Solo judge Pablo Ruz

setting and costumes Teatro del Barrio / lighting Raúl Baena
co-produced by Teatre Lliure and Teatro del Barrio

show in Spanish
approximate length 1h. 10' no interval

12/16 after the show Debate on corruption. With Ada Colau, David Fernández and Enric Juliana. Moderated by Alberto San Juan

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