• Theater


By Mauricio Wacquez | In a version by Cristián Plana


  • Spanish
  • 70 minutes
  • General Audience

Named one of the best plays of 2019 by critics, this new production by Cristián Plana has award-winning actor Alfredo Castro starring in a provocative text by Chilean writer Mauricio Wacquez.

Renowned actor Alfredo Castro stars in this production of four texts by Chilean writer Mauricio Wacquez. This play, directed by Cristian Plana, looks into desire, absence and different forms of representation. Excesos involves a man who, given his overwhelming desire to find the woman he’s lost, decides to become her instead, making up for the absence of her love using his own body. The play goes far beyond the original story, adapting the texts Los domingos, La sonrisa en la boca and Frente a un hombre armado to present extracts from possible, intimate and raw scenes involving this couple. In Excesos, all the scenes are acted out by different versions of the main character and it also involves the acting of Felipe Zepeda and a soundtrack by Damián Noguera.

Cast and crew

Original text: Mauricio Wacquez | Staging: Cristian Plana | Theatrical adaptation: Macarena Bertoni and Cristian Plana | Performers: Alfredo Castro and Felipe Zepeda | Sound designer: Damián Noguera | Costume designer: Francisca Román | Masks: Verónica Inostroza | Coproduced by: the GAM Center.

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Cristián Plana


An exportable talent

This theater director trained at the Teatro La Memoria Research Center and has worked as a theatrical creator since 2003. His pieces are inspired by dramatic, sometimes classical texts and he also adapts literary plays. Partido, Comida alemana, La señorita Julia, Castigo, Paso del Norte, No despiertes a los niños and Locutorio are some of his works that have been performed in Santiago and at festivals abroad.

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Alfredo Castro

Alfredo Castro

A master of contemporary theater

This renowned theater and television actor, scriptwriter (he cowrote the film Tony Manero), teacher and theater director is the founder of Teatro La Memoria. He’s appeared in several films by Chilean producer Pablo Larraín, including the award-winning El club, NO and Fuga. His roles in Larrain’s films Tony Manero (playing a man obsessed with John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever) and Post Mortem (playing a morgue employee looking for a missing cabaret dancer) have earned him several awards and made him a firm favorite with fans. He’s the first Latin American actor to have won the Venice Festival’s Starlight International Cinema Award for independent films.

Excesos trailer on YouTube

—“Excesos, a play of smoke and mirrors” – article about the play on the Teatro a Mil Foundation website

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