‘We are not beggars. I am not here for you to cast your pity at me like breadcrumbs tossed to a cripple. Because I know you’re listening to me; and my voice won’t be silent, not yet.’
Tejas Verdes (‘Green Gables’), once a sea-side resort, was an infamous Chilean torture and detention centre during the early years following the Pinochet coup in 1973. Fermín Cabal’s humane and powerful play traces the life of a young woman who vanished one night in Santiago. Beneath the tolling of the church bells, her voice and the voices of those who share her story ring out with poetic beauty and overwhelming love.
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