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By: Germán Luco Cruchaga
Translated by:William Gregory
Here it’s what I want that matters… I’m my own woman. I’m the one who brought you up and that counts for something! From now on, you’ll take my dead husband’s place…! It’s all yours: the land, the money… And the widow.
In Chile’s rural south at the turn of the 20th Century, a prosperous but lonely farm-owning widow turns her land, business and livelihood over to her late husband’s adopted son, marrying him and relinquishing her power in exchange for his companionship. Before too long his attentions stray to Florita, the widow’s young niece recently arrived from the city, leaving the widow trapped in a loveless marriage and stripped of the influence and autonomy she once enjoyed.
A classic of Chilean theatre, performed in English in its 90th anniversary year.
Photograph by Terry Cripps.
Alex Vincent & Lanna Joffrey. Photograph by Terry Cripps.