Juan Palmieri Debuts at ACTLab

This month at the ACTLab, Arlene Martinez-Vazquez directs the debut of her English translation of Juan Palmieri, a play tracking the Tupamaro revolutionary movement that occurred in Uraguay in the late 60’s into the early 1970’s. The controversial piece was written by Antonio Larreta in 1971 but wasn’t performed until 1973 in Buenos Aires. Even then the play’s director was forced into exile. Though it won the Casa de las Americas theatrical award, it could never be performed in Uruguay until 2012. The work covers the death of the titular character as perceived by his mother, Carmen, played by an outstanding Carolynne Wilcox.