Enrique Diaz Enrique Diaz

[Theatre]

All the clichés of the latter-day ‘culture industry’ find new expression in this provocative theatrical reworking by Brazil’s Companhia dos Atores. The company enlists staples of popular fiction – the gigolo, the young ingénue, the romantic hero, the dishonored woman – along with references to popular culture, and the sensual rhythms of the tango or bolero. The result: a ‘meta’ melodrama that doubles as a codebreaker of pop culture.