Abrons Arts Center presents Brooklyn-based theater company Caborca’s adaptation of Roberto Bolaño’s novel of the same name, a harrowing tale of fascism and its aftermath. More…
The year is 1973. In Chile, a group of young poets meets to write, argue, critique, and flirt. Days later, the government collapses and the president is shot. Amidst the brutality, one poet rises to fame as a skywriting daredevil—and, possibly, a killer. The drama unfolds in Caborca’s adaptation of Bolaño’s wrenching tale of political protest. The work weaves the author’s memories of life (and death) under Pinochet’s American-backed dictatorship into a perverse, seductive noir of urgent political necessity.
See it if you're game for ruminative ambitious, multimedia exploration of mind-bending work of RBolaño; for fresh/fraught take on political in/actiom
Don't see it if you can't with experimental theater; if you need narrative clarity & character-driven drama; if you need every mystery to be solved