By Colectivo The Braiers
Directed by Néstor Cantillana
Written by Egon Wolff
Country: Chile
Discipline: Radio theater
Duration: 11 pieces lasting between 5 and 6 minutes each

Written by Egon Wolff in 1963, this play deals with an upper-class Chilean family’s worst nightmare: the poverty-stricken, and this family’s fear and repulsion of them. The poor, the destitute and the homeless from the other side of the river finally cross this natural divide between ‘us and them’ and start taking over the city. Lucas Meyer, a successful businessman, watches as his house is overrun by a group led by China, a strange homeless man who not only is an eloquent speaker but also seems to know all about this businessman’s shady deals and how they cover up a crime.

This jewel of Chilean theater combines realistic theater with more dreamlike and disturbing elements. Listen to this quick-witted, clever script - that still makes sense and resonates in our times – on your headphones and with your eyes closed.


Directed and adapted by: Néstor Cantillana | Cast: Néstor Cantillana, Gonzalo Muñoz Lerner, Francisco Reyes, Pablo Schwarz, Macarena Teke, Paulina Urrutia, Gabriel Urzúa and Carmen Zabala | Music: Diego González | Sound and mixing: Nicolás Moreno | Producer: Inés Bascuñán | Coproduced by: Colectivo The Braiers and the Teatro a Mil Foundation.