Lola Arias

The Year I Was Born

How many versions of the past exist?

Chile/Argentina

Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of WA

Tickets $36–$59

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Awards & Reviews

‘Gracefully composed, compelling docudrama.’

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How many versions of the past exist?

Argentinian director Lola Arias’ riveting documentary theatre work The Year I Was Born explores a nation’s complex history through the eyes of a resilient and hopeful generation.

Amid bursts of exuberant rock music and deceptively playful scenarios, performers born during Pinochet’s dictatorship in Chile reconstruct their family histories using photographs, letters, anecdotes and elusive recollections. Like stunt doubles, the actors don their parents’ clothes to tell their powerful stories.

Playful and political, real and surreal, The Year I was Born reveals the unsteady balance between private lives and national identity.

Spanish with surtitles.

1hr 50mins no interval

 

Post Show Discussion
Fri 17 Feb, 9.30pm

Dates, Times & Access

Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of WA

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Assistive listening
Fully surtitled
Touch tour
Wheelchair access
 

Audio Described performance Fri 17 Feb 

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