Director: Alfredo Castro
25 Jun 2010 - 21:30 | 26 Jun 2010 - 21:30
Let us attempt the following exercise in speculation: if Beckett were Chilean, how would he have written? How would he have staged his plays? This is, of course, a merely hypothetical exercise that does not demand an answer of any particular scientific merit. And yet, when we watch Hechos Consumados and see its set design and the way in which it is staged, it is mainly Beckett that we are reminded of.
This can be seen in the characters that are excluded from society, their impoverished, and not even effective, use of words, and even the place of the action – an unnamed wasteland in the suburbs of the city – where we find someone who, by chance, is saved from death by drowning. Poverty and marginality were afforded a metaphysical treatment in the written work of Juan Radrígan at the beginning of the 1980s, with the economic crisis and the mass unemployment of those years as the backdrop. Now brought back to the stage, the work continues to demonstrate its universal relevance even in the present day and age.
Author: Juan Radrigán
Cast: Amparo Noguera, José Soza, Rodrigo Pérez and Felipe Ponce.
Music: Miguel Miranda
Set Design: Rodrigo Vega
Lighting Design: Andrés Poirot
Assistant Stage Manager: Héctor Freire
Production: Teatro La Memoria: Maritza Estrada
Co-production: Festival Santiago a Mil
Duration: 80 min