APR 21 - 24, 2016

With the grit and imagery of a graphic novel comes an overwhelming story that destroys the boundaries between domination and submission. Rising out of the aftermath of a generation's ferocious domination by Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, and set against a dark and troubling story by the controversial French novelist Regis Jauffret, Historia de Amor is an unflinching journey inside the mind of man determined to possess a young woman he happens to meet on a subway. Chile's renowned TEATROCINEMA combines live action with startling 2D and 3D animation to deliver a wallop on the subject of sexual predation and societal fragmentation. In Historia de Amor, one man's twisted love story is one woman's worst nightmare.

“If Alfred Hitchcock turned a graphic novel into live theater... INGENIOUS ... AN EXTRAORDINARY MERGER OF CINEMATIC AND THEATRICAL ART. Uncommonly arresting. Doesn't just borrow film and animation elements, it absorbs them into live performance to create an entirely new form. A LITERAL LIVING GRAPHIC NOVEL. As jaw-dropping, hard-to-shake an example of New Theater virtuosity as anything L.A. has seen... Historia de Amor isn't easy in its message or story, but JUST TRY TO LOOK AWAY .” – Los Angeles Times


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  • Location: Emerson/Cutler Majestic Theatre
  • Ages: 18+ Rape and additional forms of violence
  • Run Time: 1 hour 40 minutes with no intermission
  • Performed in Spanish with English surtitles
  • Content Advisory: This production is rated MA for Mature Audiences. It contains graphic depictions of sexual violence, stalking, physical and verbal abuse. Resources for support are available at www.emerson.edu/vpr/support



  • Presented by: TEATROCINEMA
  • Based on the novel by: Régis Jauffret
  • Directed by: Juan Carlos Zagal
  • Performed by: Julián Marras and Bernardita Montero
  • Live music by: Juan Carlos Zagal