King’s College London – Strand Campus
|By: Mariana de Althaus
Translated by: Mary Ann Vargas
A European premiere from Perú
I’d like a colour TV.
Noise examines the effects of violence on a middle class family in Lima in the late 80s, a time when The Shining Path’s terrorist activities have hit the capital, chronic inflation is unsustainable and food is scarce. Written two decades later in 2006, during Alan García’s second pre-election campaign, the play is a sardonic revision of the bleakest period of Peru’s recent history seen through the sudden clashes between Agusta, her two teenage children and the Neighbour, an anonymous young woman who is coerced into spending the night with them during a curfew.
Noise was first performed in Lima in 2006, directed by Mariana de Althaus. A decade later, the author directed a successful revival of the piece at the Centro Cultural de la Pontificia Universidad Católica (May, 2016).
Director: Mary Ann Vargas