Titanic was produced by the German group Theater Titanick and tells the story of the famous voyage across the Atlantic. You can see some information here, but the be warned that the website is in Spanish. The event was held at the Plaza de la Constitucion, which is where La Moneda, the presidential palace, is located. It started at 9PM, but I got there about half an hour earlier and picked a great spot to see the show. I believe it was recorded and passed on to local TV as well, but nothing beats the experience of seeing it live. I took some pictures and some videos and I'll include them below as I describe what went on.
Here we go, the show hasn't started, but people are gathering at the Plaza for the Santiago a Mil festival.
My view of the stage:
I latter stood up to see better (as everyone was doing), but you can tell I had a good spot. The stage is not built yet, as the first part of the show deals with the construction of the Titanic.
Here is my video on (part of) the Titanic's construction (Remember that you can see these videos larger or full-screen at YouTube):
Here we're seeing some of the engineers goofing around as they move the wheel into position. Despite the serious nature of the event, there were plenty of light, humorous moments like these.
Here is a picture, moments after the hit the iceberg:
Here's video #3:
While this scene was lighthearted, I still felt sad. Instead of focusing on the problem, the rich and powerful just ignore it and hope it goes away, while the poor suffer through it.
Eventually, even the folks topside realize things aren't going well:
One last call for help:
The fire-net they raise near the bow is over exposed in the video, here's what it actually looked like:
And finally, after just over an hour, the Titanic sinks:
Here's the ruins of the set, at the end of the show:
This was a fantastic show. Practically no dialog, everything is told by the characters interactions on set. The set itself was amazing: it gets constructed and dismantled on-show as part of telling the story. The show touches on the blind faith in technology and briefly on the disparity between the social classes. Lots of special effects (fire, water, music) make this a memorable experience. I would highly recommend any Santiagians catch the final show Sunday Jan 22.
Update: the following day I went to see El Encanto del Rio Amarillo. You can read my summary/review here.