The Play Company presents the U.S. premiere of this drama about three women charged with deciding the future of Villa Grimaldi, an infamous Chilean detention camp. More…
During the Pinochet regime in Chile, thousands of detainees were brought to Villa Grimaldi. Some were tortured, others disappeared. When the local citizens’ committee is unable to agree on a plan for the future of these blood-soaked facilities, three women are sequestered in a room and tasked with making the decision. They gather around an architectural model of the estate to debate its ideal adaptation and grapple with a nation’s unwanted legacy. Should it have a new life or remain a memorial to the crimes committed there?
See it if Part theater, part performance art. Intentionally confusing, then clarity arrives with a big revelation. Makes a powerful point.
Don't see it if You don't like being "played" for artistic impact. You prefer a more traditional narrative.
Also PlayCo got me with "Caught" and now they've done it again!
See it if You enjoy dialogue that goes around in circles.
Don't see it if You cannot understand when 3 young actresses are "play acting" and keep calling each other Alejandra. Had no idea what was going on.
See it if Great acting and great dialougue, but this play is confusing in parts and very political.
Don't see it if You don't like political plays . Especially about the abusive regimes in South America during the ruling of dictators.
See it if you want to see three amazing actresses pour their souls into a play. You want clever writing that handles trauma and tragedy with aplomb.
Don't see it if you're not into absurdism. The characters talk themselves in circles for most of the play. You're not up for something gut-wrenching.
See it if you want to see excellent acting and writing (by a playwright who is building an international reputation for innovation and excellence).
Don't see it if you prefer plays that are not political and not surreal.
See it if You're interested in seeing an intense psychological drama that asks the question, how do we as a society memorialize our tragedies?
Don't see it if You need everything spelled out cleanly, you want a light and happy event, or you will be triggered by discussions of sexual assault.
See it if You like political theater with a contemporary human rights message.
Don't see it if You are not looking for thought-provoking theater.
Also Surprisingly funny and deeply compelling! The ending is so haunting.
See it if you like your Off B'way theater to be more thought-provoking than celeb-filled; you like strong female roles on stage; you are Chilean.
Don't see it if you don't do well with loud noises in confined areas; you are wholly incapable of identifying with other people's traumas.
See it if you like stories that gradually unravel, if you like to listen intently to what you're watching, and if you like politically-driven work.
Don't see it if you're momentarily trying to escape the political climate, or if you're more into work that doesn't dig so deep.
See it if You are interested in a " play " that deals with the aftermath of government brutality. The three characters' ferocious struggle is riveting
Don't see it if a political play is not on your wish list. The subject is definitely intense and the writing can be ( at first ) confusing.