US Premiere

Tebas Land

Taking the figure of parricide as its central theme, Tebas Land is inspired by the myth of Oedipus, the life of the fourth-century European saint St Martín, and a legal file created and imagined by Blanco in which the trial of a young parricide named Martín Santos is narrated. From the different encounters this young parricide and a playwright who wants to write his story have in a basketball prison court, Tebas Land will gradually concern itself not so much with the reconstruction of the crime, but with the scenic representation of the encounters between the two characters. Thus, the initial question that opens the piece: « how is it possible to kill someone? », will be replaced by the final question: « how is it possible to represent someone? » Tebas Land thus moves away from the ethical dimension of parricide to concentrate on the aesthetic possibilities of its representation and to finally be able to offer us a beautiful thesis on the theatrical event.

On January 31, 2023, it was announced that this production of Tebas Land was nominated for 5 Jeff Awards. The nominations include Short Run-Production, Short Run-Director - Juan Parodi, Short Run-Performer in a Principal Role - Esteban Schemberg, Short Run-Performer in a Principal Role - Tommy Rivera-Vega, and Short Run-Artistic Specialization - Daphne Agosin.

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9/22/2022 - 10/9/2022

Written by:

Sergio Blanco

Directed by:

Juan Parodi

Cast: Tommy Rivera-Vega*

Esteban Schemberg

Running:TBD Age: 16+ Performed in Spanish with English subtitles. Genre: Drama

Dates: Opening Thursday September 22
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p..m.; Sundays at 3:30 p.m. Performances continue through October 9.

Location: Chicago Dramatists - 1105 W. Chicago Ave. Chicago. IL. 60642

Ticket Price: $25

Production Support

Supported in part by Patty and Len Dominguez and High Concept Labs in Joint Residency with The Monira Foundation at Mana Contemporary.
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