Already closed | 1h 30m | East Village

Villa

From 13 member  reviews
Members say: Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Intense, Edgy, Resonant

About the show

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? 

1h 30m | Already closed | The Wild Project (East Village)


March 12th, 2017
"'Villa' could be fantastically depressing. Sometimes it is. But the three actresses give energetic, unfussy performances and get good comedic mileage out of the awfulness of committee work...Mr. Calderón owes a debt to absurdism, which can sometimes make his material seem abstract rather than ur...
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March 12th, 2017
'Villa' is three things simultaneously: a photorealistic comedy about decision by committee, a bolder 'No Exit' and an anguished scream. In the first case, the three women under Calderón's direction are all marvelous naturalistic performers; they find comic grace notes even in tiny things...For m...
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March 16th, 2017
"The script is an exceptionally eloquent statement about the ripple effects of dictatorship, how such ghastly abuses of power reverberate long after they have ended. The author, who also directed, has elicited three furious, yet tightly contained, performances...All three actresses play off each ...
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March 13th, 2017
"Absurd, tantalizing and chilling...The three vibrant actresses in it, Crystal Finn, Vivia Font and Harmony Stempel, are a dynamic team who mine all of the comedy and dramatic depth of their characters with commanding flair...Chilean playwright Guillermo Calderón constructs a simple, engrossing a...
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