WORLD STAGES: Incendios, Tapioca Inn (Mexico)
U.S. PREMIERE! At odds over their mother's will, two grown twins travel back in time to unravel her deepest secrets, discovering a very different mother from the one they thought they knew.
- Mar. 14 - 16, 2014
- Terrace Gallery
- Approx. 2-1/2 hours
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by Wajdi Mouawad
Spanish translation by Humberto Pérez Mortera
Direction and adaptation by Hugo Arrevillaga
"Incendios ignites the emotions of the audience and the actors and the characters in a triple collision…an experience that is absolutely necessary and not to be missed."
Watch a preview of the show.
At odds over their mother's will, grown twins Julia and Simon embark on a journey backwards in time to unravel her deepest secrets. In the process, they discover a completely different mother from the one they thought they knew. Exploring the human potential for hate, revenge, and destruction--as well as consolation, love, and forgiveness--award-winning Lebanese Canadian playwright Wajdi Mouawad's powerful story was turned into an Academy Award-nominated Best Foreign Language Film in 2011. In the hands of renowned Mexican theater company Tapioca Inn, Incendios reveals itself as both an epic and intimate family drama.
Free Explore the Arts Post-Performance Discussion: March 14
In Spanish with projected English titles. Recommended for age 15 and up.
Performance Timing: Act One - 60 min.; Intermission - 15 min.; Act Two - 85 min.
PLEASE NOTE: There is NO late seating or re-entry to the theater once each act has started.
Part of WORLD STAGES: International Theater Festival 2014
Presenting Underwriter HRH Foundation
Major support is provided by David and Alice Rubenstein.
Corporate support is provided by Chevron.
Additional support is provided by The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, Amalia Perea Mahoney and William Mahoney, The Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater, and the State Plaza Hotel.
International government support is provided by the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China, the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the United States, the Embassy of Israel in the United States, the Canada Council for the Arts, The National Theatre of Iceland, and the Japan Foundation.
Major support for education and related artistic programming is provided by David and Alice Rubenstein through the Rubenstein Arts Access Program, the National Committee for the Performing Arts, and the President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts.
International Programming at the Kennedy Center is made possible through the generosity of the Kennedy Center International Committee on the Arts.