Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires Festivales de Buenos Aires

Ala de criados

Play Information

Original Title Ala de criados
English Title The Servants Wing
Director Mauricio Kartun
Year 2009
Lenght 110 min


  • Alberto Ajaka, Esteban Bigliardi, Rodrigo González Garillo, Laura López Moyano. Patricio Aramburu.


  • AUTOR DE LA OBRA: Mauricio Kartun
  • COMPAÑÍA: Brigada Linneo
  • DIRECTOR DE LA OBRA: Mauricio Kartun
  • DISEÑO DE ILUMINACIÓN: Alejandro Le Roux
  • DISEÑO DE SONIDO: Guillermo Juhasz
  • DISEÑO DE VESTUARIO: Gabriela Aurora Fernández


It is January 1919. While the Tragic Week throws Buenos Aires into turmoil, the terrified local aristocratic families seek shelter in Mar del Plata. The relaxing atmosphere there contrasts with the capital conflictive strikes and repression; the Guerra cousins enjoy themselves by the sea at a pigeon shooting club. Pancho has been expelled from the navy school for being mannered and he has joined a seminary; Emilito discovers alcohol excitement and the abuse of power while noisily supporting the Patriotic League; vein Tatana engages herself in the roles of poetess and mistress and loses her virginity in the servants wing. Amidst well-off masters, Pedro –a young pigeon groom from immigrant parents– must cater for the lazy and arrogant three-some whims who seek protection behind their powerful and omnipresent “dad’s shoulders. In order to tell this story of sex, literature and social classes clashes, Kartun resourcefully makes up for the XX century local colloquial language while building up credible historic situations by incorporating idioms, anachronisms, class marks plenty of poetry, humor and sharpness. Once again the playwright resorts to words rhythm and musicality to inventively review the Argentine history while displaying his socio-political thesis regarding the national past which still lingers on. Armed with weapons, the Guerra cousins look harmless on the Pigeon Shooting Club terrace though violence starts mounting up and the children’s game ends in tragedy.

Photo: Luz Garcia



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