Original titleVISIONS
Cast19 total (6 F and 13 M)
Variable cast sizeNo
RepresentationNordic representation
This play is set in Paraguay of the 1860s during the War of the Triple Alliance, the bloodiest conflict in Latin American history. The megalomaniac President Lopez has married Madame Lynch, a Partisan courtesan. His ignorance and her egotism together bring ruin on the country themselves. Against this violent background of bungled diplomacy, death and superstition, is set an allegory of conflicting values, where visions of the civilised arts of peace sacrifice a nation to its own barbarity. Published by Currency Press 1979