MADRID, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 03: Teresa Valentin waits for the audience, and last minute ticket buyers, to arrive for their 'Tres Anos' theater show, a show that plays in the 1930's between the first and ... more 
MADRID, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 03: Teresa Valentin waits for the audience, and last minute ticket buyers, to arrive for their 'Tres Anos' theater show, a show that plays in the 1930's between the first and Second World War, at her family's Teatro Guindalera on November 3, 2012 in Madrid, Spain. The small Guindalera theater is run by Teresa and her husband Juan Pastor and employs their daughter Maria as an actress. Before the Spanish crisis the theater received subsidies through the Caja Madrid cultural program, now part of the by the Spanish government bailed out Bankia group. Since two years the theater has to survive on its own, without any bank or government subsidies, and the recent tax hike on theater-ticket sales, from 8 percent to 21 percent, is not making it easier to survive. With theaters around them closing down the Teatro Guindalea is surviving for the moment because of it being run by family members. Juan Pastor, the father of the theaters main actress and also the director, producer and script writer, says he is in doubts whether the theater will still be around next year but says: 'As a poet cannot stop writing poetry an actor can not stop acting'. What if you have to stop? Then I will start a theater at home, Juan Pastor says. (Photo by Jasper Juinen/Getty Images) less 
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