El Pasado es un Animal Grotesco (The Past Is a Grotesque Animal)
“Pensotti has a fine facility with irony, with the fine balance between comedy and tragedy and, most of all, with the ability to capture an epic psychosis in an unpretentious nutshell.” —British Theatre Guide
It’s 1999 in Buenos Aires. Mario, Laura, Pablo, and Vicky are in their mid-twenties and ready for careers, love, and adulthood. Over the next 10 years, Argentina’s economy will collapse and their dreams and the world will take unexpected turns. In this fast-paced, multilayered “mega fiction,” Argentine theater director Mariano Pensotti deftly unfolds the lives of these characters with an ingenious turntable set that conveys time’s ceaseless march, dividing the action into four spaces in which vital moments play out. The quartet learns how easily reality can transform into fiction and back again. In Spanish with English supertitles.
Note: Performance contains mature content.