Tratando de hacer una obra que cambie el mundo (An attempt to stage a play that will change the world)
Directed by Marco Layera Navarro
Dramaturgy: La Re-sentida
Scenography: Pablo de la Fuente
Costumes Carolina Sandoval
At the Frascati theatre director Marco Layera Navarro (1977) and his Chilean theatre company La Re-sentida present their dark comedy Tratando de hacer una obra que cambie el mundo... el delirio final de los últimos románticos – which in English means An attempt to stage a play that will change the world – the ultimate delirium of the last romantics. It's an absurdist play about the role of art in modern society and a weird and wonderful reflection on the desire for utopia, revolution and the scope for cultural and political change – and full of self-ridicule.
Disappointed by the desperate political situation in their country, a group of five actors sharing radical political views decide to go underground and hide in a bunker crammed to the hilt with thousands of documents and scientific research papers. Cut off from the outside world, they aim to write the ultimate play which will really, fundamentally change the world for the better for ever. After four years discussing what type of theatre they should be making, word reaches them that a new government has come to power, which has succeeded in banning all poverty and social injustice. This new political model is now being introduced world-wide, even in the poorest and most corrupt of African nations. So, has their self-imposed exile been in vain? Why would they still make theatre?
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