Winter of Their Discontent

It's the year 2014. No one is flying around with jet packs, but World War III is ripping a bloody path through South America. Forget the looming threats of North Korea and Iran; it's Chile and Peru that have come to fisticuffs. When we join the cast of Diciembre, Brazilian troops are marching to the Pacific, and Bolivia has long ceased to exist. It's another theater production that ponders war (huh, what is it good for?), but this one is served with a side of black comedy as bickering siblings — a solider on Christmas leave and his pregnant twin sisters — become the voice boxes of a war-torn continent.

Diciembre is the creation of Chilean playwright Guillermo Calderón and his Santiago theater troupe, Teatro en el Blanco (Theater on Target).
Fri., Feb. 19, 8 p.m., 2010

 
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