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Lola Arias

The Year I Was Born

Part of Out There 2014: New World Visions

“The experience is soul-crushing, it shakes you to the core.” —La Segunda

Reconstructing scenes from the past in order to understand their future, 11 young people born during the Pinochet dictatorship use photos, letters, tapes, old clothes, and personal stories from their families to uncover erased memories. Political and playful, real and surreal, the intertwined tales in Lola Arias’s The Year I Was Born toggle between reality and fiction, exploring the endless variety of perspectives from Chile’s most complex era. Probing humor, telling truths, and live rock shape this moving piece about the unsteady balance between private lives and national identity. In Spanish with English surtitles. Run time: 105 minutes. Note: Smoke effects

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Ticket package includes all four Out There shows: $70 ($60 Walker members). Offer not available online; to purchase, visit the box office or call 612.375.7600.

Postshow Reception

Thursday, January 30
Meet the artists after the show at a reception in the McGuire Theater’s Balcony Bar.

Postshow Q & A

Friday, January 31
Stay after the show for a Q&A with the artists and performing arts curators.

SpeakEasy

Saturday, February 1
After the performance, head to the Balcony Bar to join a discussion or just listen in as others hash it out. Hosted by local artists and Walker tour guides.

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Funding

Support provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Touring support is made possible in part by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile and by the National Performance Network (NPN) Performing Americas Program. Lola Arias: El Año en que nací / The year I was born is a production of Fundación Teatro a Mil, Santiago, Chile (FITAM).