Mariano Pensotti (Argentina)
El pasado es un animal grotesco
(The past is a grotesque animal) (US Premiere)

“Pensotti has a fine facility with irony, with the fine balance between comedy and tragedy and, most of all, with the ability to capture an epic psychosis in an unpretentious nutshell.” – British Theatre Guide

Damaged photographs pieced together by an indie rock anthem by Of Montreal tell the epic and cinematic chronicle of the lives of four young Argentinians between 1999 – 2009. This record, bittersweet, fragmented, and fast-paced, displays past lives – both true and imaginary – across a slowly revolving stage.

In Spanish with English subtitles.

Made possible by the Performing Americas Program (PAP), a partnership between the National Performance Network (NPN) and the Network of Cultural Promoters of Latin America and the Caribbean (La RED) designed to increase artistic exchange in the Western Hemisphere. Performing Americas Program is supported by the NPN with funding provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation. Co-produced by Grupo Marea, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Norfolk & Norwich Festival, Festival de Otono de Madrid and Theaterformen.

Presented by The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival and Performance Space 122 as part of the 7th Annual COIL Festival
The Public Theater
425 Lafayette St., Manhattan, NY
January 7 – 15, 2012

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