Boundless Theatre presents María Irene Fornés’ critically acclaimed drama, which present an unflinching portrayal of the intersection between political and personal violence.
The play follows Orlando, an army officer serving under the totalitarian government of an unnamed Latin American state. As he advances in his career, Orlando perpetrates state-sanctioned acts of violence, warping his psyche and gradually upending life in his household. His descent into a lifestyle of corruption and abuse leaves Orlando’s family grappling with the pernicious intrusion of state terror in their private lives. This exploration of power, gender, and greed provides a timely and brutal portrait of domestic life under authoritarianism.