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Tejas Verdes (Inside Intelligence)

By | Published on Monday 19 August 2013

Set in Chile, during the aftermath of the Pinochet coup in 1973, ‘Tejas Verdes’ tells of the atrocities that went on in this infamous torture camp. The story gives voice to one young woman who disappeared, and what happened to her is revealed through the accounts of those around her. Madeline Potter effectively portrays the seven different characters that appear in this one-woman show, although it’s not always immediately clear which character is speaking. This play is compelling, powerful, and difficult to listen to, as it details the unthinkable acts committed in Tejas Verdes. The sparse, unchanging set draws complete focus to the words, and leaves us with nothing else to do except listen.

Just Festival at St John’s, until 26 Aug (not 14, 21), times vary.
tw rating 4/5 | [Elspeth Rudd]