The Madrid

by  Liz Flahive

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  3m, 4f, 1girl(s)

Martha is 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.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 4f, 1girl(s)
  • Duration

    Duration

    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    From Off-Broadway
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

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.
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Reviews

REVIEWS

"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

Videos

  • MTC trailer for The Madrid
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Large Stage
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: Multiple locations
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

3m, 4f, 1girl(s)
BECCA
DANNY
DYLAN
JOHN
LITTLE GIRL
MARTHA
ROSE
SARAH
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Cast Attributes

  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

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Authors

Liz Flahive

Liz Flahive is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts Department of Dramatic Writing. Her first play, From Up Here (Manhattan Theater Club in association with Ars Nova) was nominated for both Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards for Best Play and won the John Gassner Award for Playwriting. Her plays have be ...

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The Madrid premiered in New York City at the Manhattan Theatre Club in 2014 under the direction of Leigh Silverman. 

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