On 11 September 1973, Salvador Allende delivered his last public speech as President of Chile. A few minutes later, he killed himself to avoid surrendering to the forces of Augusto Pinochet, who subsequently established a dictatorship that lasted 17 brutal years.
But wait – what if we could turn back time? Would Allende have played his cards differently if he had a group of gifted communicators and spin-doctors? Could Chile have avoided the harsh dictatorship of Pinochet that still haunts its citizens today?
Follow Teatro La Re-sentida on a highly imaginative and outrageous journey as it explores the different paths the march of history could have taken. Filled with dark humour and cruel irony, The Imagination Of The Future, directed by Marco Layera, contemplates with intelligence, nuance and compassion the past, present and future of Chile.
Performed in Spanish with English surtitles.
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