13 Lunas Arts Collective presents:
Revolution Cirkus: The Life and Times of Luis Emilio Recabarren
Written and Directed by Emiliano Silva
Music Directed by Cherolyn Fischer
Featuring Live Music by the Pachamama Band
And special guest Chilean guitarist Cristian Rojas
When: Fridays-Sundays September 10-26 at 7 pm
Where: Center for Independent Artists, 4137 Bloomington Ave S, Minneapolis 55407
For Tickets or More Information: 612-203-5197 or www.13Lunas.org
$15 General/$10 Popular Fridays 9/17 and 9/24 (Group Discounts Available)
Press Direct Line: 612-203-5197
Revolution Cirkus: The Life and Times of Luis Emilio Recabarren is a carnivalesque anti-epic that explores the origins of the workers movement in South America and itís relation to Latin Americansí struggles for human rights and social justice today. The play is a tribute to the courage, passion, and creativity of the workers of Latin America, as well as an exploration of the emergence of capitalism and corporate globalization and the impact it has had, and continues to have, on the lives of workers in Latin America and around the world.
Using the theatrical language of the Commedia dellíArte of the Italian Renaissance and the Latin American street theatre tradition the play explores the life and times of the legendary Chilean union leader Luis Emilio Recabarren (1876-1924), who founded some of the first worker cooperatives and unions in Chile and Argentina.
Live music by the Pachamama Band, political satire, humor, and magic-realism combine to expose the grotesque inequalities of Recabarrenís times and recreate the landscape of struggle that gave birth to the union movement in South America. Corpse-stealing priests, Marxist jugglers, impotent generals begging at the brothels, dancing pickpockets, philanthropic castrati, and fed-up workers are just a few of the characters that emerge to tell the story of a time that although gone, bears many striking resemblances to our own.