The playwright, Ariel Dorfman, is renowned internationally for works such as Death and the Maiden, which examines how societies can become complicit with torture.
Much of his work is inspired by the coup in Chile on 11 September 1973. Ariel Dorfman was then an advisor to President Salvador Allende, who died that day, as did many of his colleagues. By a twist of fate, the young playwright survived. Ever since, he has been reflecting on the coup and the military repression that followed.
(Photo: attack on the Presidential palace.)