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David Arancibia Urzua


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Nuke (Mother)

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Royal Court Theatre, Theatre Upstairs, Sloane Square, London SW1W 8AS >>>

10 Sep 2013



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Original Playwright - David Arancibia Urzua. Part of New Plays From Chile - A series of five plays, in the week that marks the 40th anniversary of the military coup (11 September 1973) that overthrew Salvador Allendes democratic government, giving us a rare insight into life in Chile today.


In Chiles rural south, Carmen sees her native Mapuche community demonised, her family invaded and her ancient way of life threatened by a seemingly unstoppable outside world. As her neighbours seek to resist while the country stands ambivalent to their plight, how long will this mother hold out before her stoicism reaches breaking point?

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