“wise” guy who lives with and on his brother-in-law.
(Idea by Oscar Viale).
program was nominated several times and was awarded the “Martín Fierro”
(Argentine “Emmy”) as “Best TV comedy”, “Best TV script” and “Best
comedy actor” from 1994 to 1998. Co-written
with Ricardo Rodríguez in 1994-95.
employee who never missed work decides to stay at home one Monday morning
just because he doesn’t feel like going to work.
in 30 countries: the whole of Western Europe (except Italy), Holland, Poland,
Czechoslovakia, Scandinavian countries, Canada (in French and English) and in
all the Spanish-speaking countries.
last theater version in English was performed by the “Old Globe Theater “
of San Diego in 1991.
last French version was produced in
1995, by "La Bordée", a theater in Quebec.
condensed English radio version was broadcasted in two opportunities between
l986 and 1990 by the B.B.C. in its World Service Drama.
1967 it was awarded the Sociedad General de Autores de la Argentina (ARGENTORES)
prize to Best theater comedy.
has been published three times in Spanish by three different publishing houses
and there is a cinematographic version made in Argentina in 1969.
was performed in Spanish in the U.S.A. by the Spanish Theater Repertory of New
York and other groups.
man is packing to go on a business trip. His wife is helping. Actually, he is
leaving her for another woman who is waiting for him at the airport.
He plans not to come back but dares not tell the truth to his wife. She
is aware of the situation but, instead of facing the facts, she manages to lock
him up in their apartment. Then, she pretends to share her husband's astonishment
and desperation when he sees he cannot make
it to the airport. Fed up of
waiting, the other woman comes to their home in rage.
in 10 countries, 1973 ARGENTORES prize to the Best theater play comedy.
YORK TIMES said: “.... One of the big hits
of the commercial theater is “The Japanese don’t Wait” by Ricardo
Talesnik... ” “....a classic triangle play in Neil Simon’s style and
seemed to me as well written as anything by Simon ”.
cinematographic version was made in México (1975).
young girl gets pregnant and she doesn't know who the father is. Her parents
find out about her pregnancy and, though they think they are "modern",
understanding and tolerant, they desperately try to marry her off to any
of the three possible fathers.
in the U.S.A. (in English and Spanish) by the Bilingual Foundation of
Arts. Also performed in Spain and Argentina.
cinematographic version was made in 1989.
The script got the 1990 ARGENTORES prize to the Best screen-play.
man reaches forty, loses his job and is unable to get another one.
He starts taking non-violent revenge against those he considers
responsible for his present situation: his
first teacher, the parish priest in the neighborhood he grew up in,
his first girlfriend who had
left him for another man, a cousin of his –extremely elegant and smart-
he always took as a model, a
retired military man who was his
draft superior, his first employer, etc.
prize of Cronistas Cinematográficos de la Argentina (Movie Reviewers
Association from Argentina) to the Best comedy film.
stage-play, several characters)
imaginary reactions of different sides of the Argentine Society upon an eventual
return of President Perón, at a time in which not even his name could be
with Roberto Cossa, Germán Rozenmacher and Carlos Somigliana. Casa de
las Américas Award, 1970.
woman tells her life, together with a life-size male doll whose voice will
change according to the characters he represents.
in Buenos Aires 1972-74.
paranoic fantasies which chase a hypochondriac while he is waiting for the results of his lab tests mingle with the fantasies awakened
in him by an attractive neighbor whom he had resorted to for help.
in Paris and Buenos Aires in 1976-1977.
married woman, mother of two, becomes fed up of the daily grind and decides to
take a holiday all by herself.
ARGENTORES prize to the Best comedy film script.
characters and their pursue for money.
with Jorge García Alonso.
ARGENTORES prize to the Best comedy film script.
relationship between a possessive and domineering mother and his only son.
Series of lessons presented by the son himself. Each lesson is a subject:
guilt, food, sex and so on.
satire performed at the Spanish Theater Repertory of New York, at the Festival
Calderón de San Antonio (Texas), in other North American cities and in
7 Latin American countries.
San Antonio Light said: "...Jewish mother wittily portrayed..."
"... Much fun has been made of the poor Jewish mother, but few actors have
ever done it so well, and with so much good grace, as Argentine playwright
Ricardo Talesnik and his wife..." "...Such is the stuff of good
was performed more than 1000 times between 1972 and 1990.
nine-character stage farce)
couple is being judged by a court of justice composed of Judge, Accuser and
Defender. The Victim is their eight-year-old child. The only witness is a
multidisciplinary intellectual from central Europe. The charges are, among
others, those of giving birth to children without asking them first how willing
they were to be born, also selfishness, ignorance, lack of awareness,
irresponsability and so on.
at the “La Cova” Theater. Buenos Aires, 1982.
couple –actor and actress- rehearses a play made up of different scenes in
every couple’s life together.
in the U S in 1983, at the Festival Calderón de San Antonio (Texas), in other
North American cities and in 7 Latin American countries.
San Antonio Light said: "...Talesnik and Trayles are eminently qualified to
entertain us with their spoofs of the games married people play...”
“...Although they assume a wide variety of personae in their play, they remain
faithful to a basic rapport which
makes their work human and believable... “
“....This is a work that will play in English as well as it did in Spanish.”
three separations, a man decides to
quit monogamy. Unadvertedly, while
just trying to satisfy his various needs, he gets involved with five different
women at the same time. Everything works
fine until one day the five women come together by chance.
by the author in Mexico in 1992.
by the author in USA (New York, Washington,
Miami, New Orleans, Houston, Kansas, Phoenix, Albuquerque, Los Angeles y Santa Bárbara),
Argentina, Colombia y Venezuela, between 1985 and 1994.
successful businessman with a wife, a mistress and two adolescent children,
learns he will be dying in six months. After
a few tragicomic
reactions, he tells his family about his condition. As their reaction is
not the one he expected, he decides to get rid of all his possessions. The
closer his final days come, the better he feels.
After a new medical check-up,
his doctor tells him he is in perfectly good health. In good health... but poor. He feels worse than he did when he thought that he was going
in México in 1997, produced by Roberto Bolaños (“El Chavo”).