Mar 11—15, 2020
TEATROCINEMA / Chile
“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
In Spanish with English surtitles
“I’VE REALLY NEVER SEEN ANYTHING QUITE LIKE IT.
Teatrocinema employs projections and comic-style graphics with a cinematic flair that makes you feel like you’ve been dropped into a movie, your perspective swinging with the camera’s fluid movements.”
— Amelia Mason, WBUR
“A provocative, digital mash-up of live art and cinematic storytelling.”
— Los Angeles Times
“The inventiveness and variety of resources used make it dazzling; never before has Teatrocinema put on a piece as cohesive and dramatically fast-paced as this.”
— El Mercurio
“This production has inherited the fatalistic and tragic elements of the best of film noir.”
“Written by Zagal, the score is one of the high points, creating a tense atmosphere worthy of a thriller.”
— Wikén Magazine
“Possibly the most unique and striking performance I’ve seen.
The entire production is like a loose electrical wire, sparking and twitching in the street…
— Michael Feeney, Audience Member Blog Comment