ONE-ACT: It is September 11, 1973 in Santiago, Chile and the government has been brutally overtaken by the military. In the midst, three strangers battle it out in a basement while chaos and paranoia drown a dying promise. Radical shows what happens to people who are left with nothing but hope. Winner of the Downtown Urban Arts Festival 2016 Best Play.
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27 Sep. 2021
A powerful look at a world on the brink with danger looming and a struggle to survive. Is there a place for hope? Well done. ”
23 Jun. 2021
Radical - from the roots or its common perception as extreme idealism. This one-act play is centred on three people at the Allende’s Chilean government’s end: Simon, from society’s poorest strata, terribly wounded; Martha, an American Christian missionary and a stranger part political gamester, part with a vestige of idealism as a journalist. Díaz-Marcano manages the trio’s dialogue and action skilfully, juggling between local events and light-touch Cold War metaphors sucking the audience into the larger backdrop and the individuals’ peril, suspicions, expediency, choices and, movingly, eventually their faith in each other in impossible circumstances. ”
21 Dec. 2018
Welcome to the coup in Chile as experienced by a hunted reporter, an American religious, and a bleeding young man all hiding in a basement panic room, their actions framed by Salvador Allende's last words. Everyone is desperately trying to do what they know is right but they can't agree on what that is, making them as wracked by conflict as the streets above them. The question they have to answer is who or what can survive this end of a world. ”