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Teatro de Chile, Chile

Zoo | Smock Alley Theatre, Black Box | Sept 25 – 28

Zoo by Teatro de Chile at Project 25 Sept – 27 Sept 2014

One of the most highly regarded young theatre groups in Chile, Teatro de Chile develop creative processes driven by experimentation and investigation. In Zoo, they construct a unique ethnic group and its complete worldview as two scientists present their astonishing lifetime discovery: the last two Tzoolkman people, found 18 months ago.

Obsessed with the idea of having to preserve the Tzoolkman culture they face an insurmountable problem: how can they preserve a culture when its central feature is the need to imitate as a way to survive?

Zoo explores the problematic notion of the production of knowledge by examining the most common academic performance format: the lecture. How much of what is said is valuable and how much is a fantasy and a lie? Does it even matter if we know?

  • Performed in Spanish with English surtitles.*
  • Co-production: Festival Teatro a Mil and Festival Internacional Buenos Aires.
  • *In surtitled performances an English-language translation of the dialogue is projected as captions onto a screen above the stage

Information and Tickets:

  • Venue: Smock Alley Theatre, Black Box
  • Dates: Thurs Sept 25 & Fri Sept 26, 7.30pm
  • Sat Sept 27, 2.30pm & 7.30pm
  • Sun Sept 28, 2.30pm
  • Tickets: €20 – €25
  • Duration: 60 mins. No interval.
  • Talking Theatre: Sept 27, post-show. With Manuela Infante and members of the company.

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"loaded with humour, absurd and provocative…" Otro Lunes, Revista Hispanoamericana de Cultura

Cast and Creative Team:

  • Directed by Manuela Infante
  • Cast: Cristián Carvajal, Ariel Hermosilla, Héctor Morales, Juan Pablo Peragallo, Valentina Parada
  • Video: Nicole Senerman
  • Design: Claudia Yolin and Rocio Hernandez
  • Music and Sound Design: Diego Noguera

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