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La Caída de Rafael Trujillo

3 Members say: Relevant, Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking
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Teatro Círculo revives this bioplay about the tyrant ruler of the Dominican Republic; poerformed in Spanish with English supertitles. More…

'La caída de Rafael Trujillo' chronicles the life of Rafael Leonidas Trujillo Molina, the controversial ruler of the Dominican Republic who ruled his country with an iron fist and massive blood shed for more than 30 years. Delving into the last phase of his life, the play tells a moving story of a man whose desire for absolute power poisoned his humanity and terrorized a nation.

New York Theatre Review

for a previous production "The crumbling of power of Dominican Republic dictator Rafael Leónidas Trujillo Molina would be enough to fill several evenings. However, playwright Carmen Rivera meticulously pieces together fragments of his downfall and dramatizes them in such a way that we think not only about the historical context of his late rule in the 1950 - 60’s, but also about how those same behaviors in political power and American influence still occur today the world over." Full Review

During previews For a previous production
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Profound, Relevant

See it if want to a closer look into the hearts of humans and monsters.

Don't see it if are expecting a comedy.

During previews For a previous production
Original, Absorbing, Clever, Relevant, Resonant

See it if you are interested in 20th Century Latin American history.

Don't see it if you've participated in a Latin American coup d'état.

During previews For a previous production
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Relevant, Great staging

See it if you are interested in politics and if you want to learn about this controversial period in the Dominican Republic history.

Don't see it if you suffered from Trujillo's repressive regime. Some scenes may be difficult to watch.

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