Full Length Play
120 minutes (2 hours)
Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Unit Set/Multiple Settings
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
From the unique and critically acclaimed playwright, Liz Flahive, The Madrid tells the story of Martha, a kindergarten teacher with a life many would want: a loving husband, a devoted daughter. But when she leaves it all behind, it's up to her daughter Sarah to pick up the pieces. The Madrid is a hilarious and heartbreaking story about motherhood, freedom, and trying to see the people in your family as they really are.
"A funny, fascinating and beautiful play by Liz Flahive.” – Associated Press
"An affecting and compelling new drama, smartly and engagingly written by Liz Flahive.” – The New York Observer
"The smartest new domestic drama since Amy Herzog’s 4000 Miles. THE MADRID has thought-provoking things to say about the loosening of family ties."- The Wall Street Journal
"Liz Flahive writes graceful, highly quotable dialogue. She has a poet’s hand." - The New York Times
"Striking, with fresh dialogue, zippy zingers, well-drawn characters and more than a few good laughs." - Metro
The Madrid premiered in New York City at the Manhattan Theatre Club in 2014 under the direction of Leigh Silverman.