People of this rich barrio, like many Germans after WWII, are uncertain about what went wrong in a nation that permitted the horror of at least thirty thousand desaparecidos and the moral degeneration the terror engendered.
As much as Beautiful Buenos Aires wants to come to terms with that past, it is still an elusive operation.
The dialogue, particularly Justine's, is in fractured half-sentences (Mamet-like), leaving gaps in the speech that echo the huge gaps in our knowledge about the characters: Michael is confined to the flat following something unspecified that happened in the past and there are mentions of claustrophobia and ME; Justine's job is never specified, but, according to her, she is very good at it; the real story of "Saddo" and his daughter remains buried.
The playwright doesn't even hint that she knows the answers to these mysteries.
Though this was once the café of the automobile racing crowd, hence its name, it was also the favorite café of Jorge Luis Borges and two generations of intellectuals and artists.
Today it is the café of a certain chic Buenos Aires.
Lawrence Evans's production uses the in-the-round space of Hope Mill in its smaller studio setting well on Elizabeth Wright's basic set.
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