Past Event

Mar 11—15, 2020

Plata Quemada


“I’VE REALLY NEVER SEEN ANYTHING QUITE LIKE IT… employs projections and comic-style graphics with a cinematic flair that makes you feel like you’ve been dropped into a movie.”

— Amelia Mason, WBUR on Plata Quemada

The true story of Argentina’s most daring bank heist unfolds in this eye-popping live-action graphic novel.

TEATROCINEMA pulls out all the stops to deliver a heart-pounding noir tale of bandits, betrayals and blowouts in Plata Quemada. Their groundbreaking storytelling intertwines live-action performances with eye-popping illustration and animation, creating a hyper-stylized graphic novel that comes to life right in front of audiences’ eyes.

The backstory: In Buenos Aires, 1965, a daring, complicated bank heist unraveled into a bloody saga that is infamous in South America to this day. Now, Ricardo Piglia’s controversial novel about these real-life events — Plata Quemada — has been adapted for the stage. After 2016’s intense and revelatory Historia de Amor, Chilean theatre makers TEATROCINEMA return to Boston with another U.S. premiere.



Emerson Paramount Center
Robert J. Orchard Stage
559 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111


Mar 11, 2020 - Mar 15, 2020


105 minutes, no intermission

Tickets from $25

Ages 16+

In Spanish with English surtitles