Atacama, by Augusto Federico Amador, is a two-person play about a man and a woman who meet in the northern Chilean desert while searching for bone fragments of loved ones disappeared by the Pinochet regime, and find a deep and unsettling connection that shakes their souls.
Atacama has been selected as onwe of the nine finalists in the BBC International Radio Play competition this year.
Although the play has had several staged readings around the country, the full production at Teatro Paraguas will be the world premiere. The performances will coincide with the 45th anniversary of the U.S.-backed coup d’etat in which the democratically elected socialist government of Salvador Allende was overthrown by the army under General Pinochet on September 11th, 1973.
The production is directed by Juliet Marie Salazar, and stars Bernadette Peña and James Chavez.
WHAT: ATACAMA, a play by Augusto Federico Amador
WHEN: September 7-23, 2018 Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30pm; Sundays at 2:00pm
GALA Performance/Reception Saturday, September 8 at 7:30pm —Playwright
will be present
WHERE : Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie, Santa Fe
ADMISSION: $20 general admission, $12 limited income; Gala reception Sat. 9/8 $25
Atacama, a new play by Augusto Federico Amador
- 3205 Calle Marie
- Santa Fe, NM 87507
- Teatro Paraguas
- $10 NM Educators discount$12 Limited Income$20 General admission
- Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday