—Plata quemada - the novel written by Ricardo Piglia in 1997 on which this play is based -is one of the most important texts in contemporary Spanish literature. Winner of the Planeta Award, it was also chosen as one of the best 100 novels in Spanish of the last 25 years in a survey of literary experts from Latin America and Spain carried out by Colombian magazine Semana. In 2001, it was also turned into a film, directed by Marcelo Piñeyro.
—True to Teatrocinema’s style, Plata quemada is not only an intriguing political and police drama but also a piece that dares to show what happens behind the scenes in plain sight of the audience as the piece is being performed. Together with the plot, the audience is able to appreciate the complexity of the score that accompanies each part, thus combining both substance and virtual reality.
—Its captivating comic-book style embraces both the setting and characters alike, to the extent that the latter even use the onomatopoeia typically employed in this genre.
—Thriller: This literary and film genre includes a large dose of action, as well as mystery, suspense and the audience/reader’s burning desire to find out what’s going to happen to the main character.
—Nene, Gaucho and Cuervo: These are the nicknames of the actual robbers who attacked the armored truck in San Fernando in the province of Buenos Aires in 1965: Marcelo Brignone, Carlos Mereles and Roberto Dorda.