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Our Man in Santiago

Our Man in SantiagoIntrigue and laughter, bodies and mayhem. Theatre West presents the world premiere of a comic spy thriller inspired by the true story of a spectacularly botched U.S. attempt to overthrow Chile’s democratically elected leader. Our Man in Santiago is written by two-time Emmy nominee and WGA award-winner Mark Wilding (Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, Good Girls, Charmed)

On Sept. 4, 1970, socialist politician and physician Salvador Allende was elected president of Chile. According to a 1974 article in Harper’s Magazine penned by Gabriela García Marquez, a contingency plan had been hatched by the Nixon administration and the Chilean military in preparation for just such an event — but the coup they intended had to be aborted when “someone made a mistake in the Pentagon and requested 200 visas for a purported Navy chorus, which in reality was to be made up of specialists in government overthrow however there were several admirals among them who couldn’t sing a single note.” Inspired by this ridiculous failure, Mark Wilding has penned a farce in which the CIA enlists an inexperienced, unsuspecting agent to follow up with a poorly conceived and wildly dangerous effort to hasten what was to be, in the end, a successful coup d’état in Chile three years later, in 1973.

Presenter / Producer: Theatre West

Listed Categories
Theater > Theatrical Comedy

Event Phone: 323-851-7977

Theatre West
3333 Cahuenga Blvd. West
Los Angeles CA 90068

LA - Hollywood / Westside
LA - San Fernando Valley

Performance Dates: 9/24/2021 - 10/24/2021
Friday, 09/24/2021
Saturday, 09/25/2021
Sunday, 09/26/2021
Friday, 10/01/2021
Saturday, 10/02/2021
Sunday, 10/03/2021
Friday, 10/08/2021
Sunday, 10/10/2021
Friday, 10/15/2021
Saturday, 10/16/2021
Sunday, 10/17/2021
Friday, 10/22/2021
Saturday, 10/23/2021
Sunday, 10/24/2021

Performance Times
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm
Sundays at 2pm

Ticket Information:
$30 - General Admission (at door)
$25 - Online Advance sales
$20 - Students, Seniors, Military

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