Out of the Wings

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
Kamikaze received the Hermanos Machado (Seville 1994) award.


Noise (2006), by Mariana de Althaus (translated by Mary Ann Vargas)

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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