The Last Song of Violeta Parra
a hyperdrama in one act
by Charles Deemer
Playwright's Note: This script was written for and in collaboration with
Andres Espejo and his company
Santiago, Chile. Both the English and Spanish versions (translated by
of the play are available
online (see below). Production notes.
- ALBERTO, 20s, the groom [begin]
"Voltaire told us to tend to our own gardens. I think he was
- LUISA, 20s, the bride, inheritor of the house [begin]
"I want life to be a honeymoon."
- JUAN (EL ROLO) RAMIREZ, 20s, the gallery manager [begin]
"We were still determined to let the world know the truth
about the death of Violeta Parra."
- EDUARDO MEZA, 20s, an artist [begin]
"I do my best work when I'm upset."
- FRANCISCO LARRAIN, 40s-50s, an art critic [begin]
"The weapon I choose is Wit, Eduardo. You're dead."
- CARMEN EYZAGUIRRE, 40s, a business woman and art collector [begin]
"The degeneration of culture is very real, I'll grant you
that, but it does not mean that I have to pay for it."
- ANA, 20s, her daughter [begin]
"Customs will not worry about someone as wealthy as mother.
She will take the painting to Madrid . . ."
- GUILLERMINA, 20s, asst to Juan [begin]
"I wanted to do something important in the world. To make
The Setting: an art gallery in an old house, closing down and mostly empty
BEGIN THE PLAY IN ENGLISH.
BEGIN THE PLAY IN SPANISH.
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