Wajtacha

“Mataron a mi hijito, pero no denunciaré. Nadie puede llevar la contraria al tío.”

Written by Luis Miguel González Cruz

Directed by Gerardo Gudino

Date:

  • Saturday, June 5, 2021 at 4:00pm Eastern Time

Language: Spanish

Website: Facebook Event

Synopsis

In a mining village in the Andean altiplano, a horrible event has taken place: Sonia's son has been killed and disappeared. She believes that the boy's body has been used to perform the wajtacha rite: to serve a sacrifice to “El tío” (The Mine Uncle), a kind of god half devil, half protector the miners venerate. Franklin, the union leader of the mine, tries to convince Sonia to give up the search for the child's body, but, after the woman's claims, he admits to digging up the child's body and burying it in sacred ground just as the mother wishes.  From that moment on, a constant number of accidents occur as the miners find a very rich mineral vein that allows all the managers of the mine to get rich quickly, despite the fact that the mine has become owned by the government.   Everyone flees with money except Franklin himself.

About the Playwright

Luis Miguel González Crua writes for film, theater and television. His plays have received awards from the Leonardo Award BBVA Foundation, Calderón de la Barca, Lope de Vega, Borne, Rojas Zorrilla in Spain and Peter Travesí Award in Cochabamba (Bolivia). He has been produced in Spain, Poland, Colombia, France, Italy, Chile, Portugal, and Bolivia. He has written more than twenty plays. For television, he has written for documentaries, as well as musicals, fiction and currently theater related news for TVE’s "La Mandrágora".

Cast

Yaraní del Valle Piñero
Jerry Soto
Mario Peguero
Israel Hernández
Mario Mattei
Gonzalo Trigueros
Alfonso Rey

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