Translated from La Azotea by Rafael Guizado (1942)
Duration: 12 minutes
Genre: Romantic comedy one-act
Two city dwellers each go to the rooftop of a high-rise building to be alone. They awkwardly strike up a conversation expecting to merely tolerate one another. Instead they fall in love.
“she’s like a mirror of oneself. If you are happy, look at the busy streets and people; and if you’re sad, look at the grey rooftops and in them you will find a kinship with your sadness.”RAFAEL GUIZADO, La Azotea
“Your grandfather’s The Rooftop is genius, two souls with different visions at the beginning of the story, each with their illusions, their fantasies, a way of feeling, of thinking about the same city. For me it is a great lesson in not letting yourself be swallowed up by the populace.”EDUARDO ALFONSO BUELVAS BARRIOS, Narra Corta
The LAB LV, 10-Minute Play Project, online rehearsed reading May 14, 2020
Vida : Revista de Arte y Literatura (Bogota) Vol. 06, No. 47, Nov.-Dic. 1942, p. 17, 28 // Guizado, R. (January 01, 1942). La azotea. Vida : Revista De Arte Y Literatura (bogota), 6, 47, 17.