Two readings of Contemporary Peruvian plays in translation in the Platform Theatre Studio, presented by Centre For Performance
Kamikaze (1999), by César de María (translated by Mary Ann Vargas)
Wednesday 4 July, 7.15
Kamikaze tells the story of the conflict between of a pair of twin brothers during the Second World War in Japan. It was written at the height of the most violent civil conflict in Peruvian Republican history: the war waged against terrorist group the Shinning Path
Friday 6 July, 7.15
Noise examines the effects of violence on a middle class family in Lima in the late 1980s: a time when terrorist activities have hit the capital, chronic inflation is unsustainable and food is scarce, a sardonic revision of the absurdity of domestic life in times of war.
Kamikaze and Noise are part of a trilogy of Peruvian contemporary plays translated by Mary Ann Vargas, ready for publication under the provisional title of Stages of War.
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