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Quantum Theatre searches for musical activist Violeta Parra in new “folk opera” -City Paper

Quantum Theatre has done plenty of shows outside in the elements over the years, but this is the company’s first time putting a barrier between the performers and the sky.

It’s not because they’re afraid of the weather, says Karla Boos, the group’s artistic director and director of the world premiere of Looking for VioletaQuantum’s new musical about the life of Chilean musician Violeta Parra. The Frick Park tent where the group is staging the show represents an authentic peña, a meeting place where Parra and her companions would gather not just as musicians, but as activists seeking to end the oppression of dictatorships in Latin America.

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