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The original opened on Oct. In the midst of the worldwide changes that were taking place in the aftermath of the Cuban Revolution, and its subsequent alliance with the Soviet bloc, this play created quite a raucous during its time.

Critics from the right detested it for ridiculing upper and middle class values, and the left asserted a similar stance by accusing Wolff of not understanding the struggle of the proletariat. Notably and strangely appropriate today in the aftermath of the Trump election, with its glorification of ostensible wealth—no matter how it was acquired— The Invaders looks at what we, the audience, already know too well: And, for us now in the U.

Review: The Invaders | Teatro Dallas

Meyer Byron Holder is an industrialist with a possibly shady background, who lives in a lovely mansion with a sleek and aesthetically pleasing set design by Nick Brethauer with his bejeweled wife Pieta Grisel Cambiasso owlff their offspring, Marcela Robin Clayton and Bobby Max Torres.


One fine evening, after returning from a formal evening of entertainment, Meyer hears noises coming from the downstairs living area only to find a ragged but astute and eloquent homeless man who goes by the name of China played by Omar Padilla, who grows in depth with each production. Through a quasi-absurdist dialogue, China convinces Loe to give him some bread and allow him to spend the night. Well, as the saying goes, give them an inch and they will take the whole nine yards, that is the crux of this play.

Next enters a female indigent, Toletole Barbie Bernierwho nearly drowned after jumping into the river. Next is the ominous Ali Baba J. Bradfordthe fieriest of all, and finally the comic relief, Gimpy Martin Mejia whose amputated foot appears as a bouncing ball quite matter-of-factly. The English translation does justice to the play on words and the brilliant logic displayed in the original. A well-nuanced performance here.

Cambiasso’s Pieta resists elegantly and convincingly. She conveys the righteousness and ignorance of a woman of her class woltf a cross between the French queen Marie Antoinette and Mother Teresa. One downside is that the concept for the make-up is unclear: Their facial expressions are enough.

Also, the ending seems way too abrupt, as if both the actors and the audience need more lls to breathe it in. The Invaders has the timelessness of great plays, which defy their own circumstances to offer relevance in the present.

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