On May 16, 1980, under the direction of the Argentinean Jorge Lavelli, a play by Lorca was performed for the first time in Granada by a professional company after the poet was shot. Doña Rosita the spinster also remained unpublished on the stages of Granada and was the only one of Lorca’s great dramatic pieces that until this year had not been performed in Spain since 1939. The performance, at the Isabel la Católica theater in Granada, was described as a true theatrical event by the local press and days before it was sold out.