Teatro en el Blanco

Teatro en el Blanco: Diciembre

“One of the most brazen plays of Latin American theater in recent years.” Festival di Internacional de Buenos Aires

“Explores the reality of war and its power to transform collective consciousness and domestic life.” Caras y Caretas (Buenos Aires)

West Coast premiere

From the roiling imagination of Chilean writer-director Guillermo Calderón comes this politically charged, haunting drama about a near-future war in the Andes. Peppered with surprising doses of pitch-black comedy, Diciembre takes place in Santiago on Christmas Eve 2014 with the city besieged by Peruvian forces. Young soldier Jorge returns home on a 24-hour leave to celebrate the holiday with his pregnant twin sisters, who each have sharply different views on nationalism and the morality of war. One wants Jorge to defect, the other demands he return to the fight. Jorge, however, has his own take on the matter. Smartly produced by his dynamic Santiago-based company Teatro en el Blanco (“Theater on Target”), Calderón’s play strips away ostentatious theatrical conceit for us to hear clearly the terror knocking at the door. Featuring Paula Zúñiga, Trinidad González and Jorge Becker. Performed in Spanish with English supertitles.

Funded in part with generous support from Judith O. and Robert E. Rubin.

Made possible in part by Performing Americas, a partnership between the National Performance Network (NPN) and the Network of Cultural Promoters of Latin America and the Caribbean (La RED) designed to increase artistic exchange in the Western Hemisphere. Performing Americas is supported by the NPN and funding provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Additional funding is provided by the Ford Foundation for the United States component of the initiative. For more information, visit npnweb.org.

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WED 2/24
8:30 pm
THUR 2/25
8:30 pm
FRI 2/26
8:30 pm
SAT 2/27
8:30 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff