Dublin Theatre Festival

Teatro en el Blanco


Written and Directed by Guillermo Calderon

Venue Project Arts Centre
Date 6 Oct - 9 Oct 9.30pm
10 Oct 4.00pm
Duration 1hr 15mins

Cast Trinidad Gonzalez, Jorge Becker and Mariana Munoz.

Proudly supported by

'Diciembre' Proudly supported by<br><br>Cervantes
'Diciembre' Proudly supported by<br><br>Embassy of Spain

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From the rolling imagination of writer-director Guillermo Calderón comes this politically charged, haunting drama about a near-future war in Chile.

Peppered with large doses of pitch-black comedy, Diciembre takes place on Christmas Eve 2014 in Santiago, a city beseiged by Peruvian forces. Young soldier Jorge returns home on leave to celebrate the holiday with his pregnant twin sisters. When they discover his plans to defect, both react sharply revealing their fiercely entrenched opposing views of the war.

Fast, funny and intense, Calderón strips away the conceits of war and gives us a bracing look at racism, nationalism and pacifism. Coming direct from the Edinburgh International Festival, Teatro en el Blanco is certain to captivate Dublin with its emotive, visceral and razor-sharp theatre.

Performed in Spanish with English surtitles.

Contains strong language.
**** Review, The Guardian 5/09/2010



"Explores the reality of war and its power to transform collective consciousness and domestic life." Caras y Caretas
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