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Leading Chilean theater hilariously skewers Latin American colonialism, past and present.
“Rummages through the origins of racism and classism … with brilliant irony and great impudence.” Marietta Santi, theater critic, Chile
Dive headlong into politically outspoken Latin American theater with the US debut of one of Chile’s leading experimental companies. Set in an 18th-century frontier hacienda, Inútiles follows an effete, aristocratic family in suffocatingly lavish clothes—headed by a matriarch played in drag by an esteemed Chilean actor. As the family flails in the face of a servant rebellion, rebellion by its indigenous Mapuche servants, Inútiles offers a rich, satiric takedown of Colonial racism, debauchery and self-delusion—then and now.
In Spanish, with English supertitles
Adult language and subject matter; partial nudity. Show includes simulated gunfire.
Post-performance discussions with the artists
Dive headlong into politically outspoken, witty and uproarious Latin American theater with the US debut of one of Chile’s leading experimental companies, Teatro Sur, and the US premiere of its acclaimed original play, Inútiles (Useless), Friday and Saturday, January 5 and 6, 8 pm, in The Moore Theater of the Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth College.
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1. (L-R) Tito Bustamante, Guilherme Sepúlveda, Nicolás Pavez in Inútiles; courtesy of Teatro Sur
2. Scene from Inútiles, courtesy of Teatro Sur
3. (L-R) Nicolás Pavez, Tamara Ferreira, Tito Bustamante in Inútiles; courtesy of Teatro Sur
4. (L-R) Nicolás Pavez, Tito Bustamante, Tamara Ferreira, Gulherme Sepúlveda in Inútiles; courtesy of Teatro Sur
5. Scene from Inútiles, courtesy of Teatro Sur