A revolution slowly brews in the mountains of a South American banana republic. When the rebel leader is captured, though, there is the chance to make an example of him and boost the country’s coffers. With a New York production company bidding big bucks for the television right to his death, a public crucifixion is called for. Global politics and the predatory nature of a media-saturated culture are satirised in Arthur Miller’s humorous and thought-provoking play.
Arthur Miller, who died in February 2005, was one of the 20th century’s most lauded playwrights. His many successful plays include All My Sons, The Crucible and Death Of A Salesman.
American director Robert Altman is best known for his film work, which includes the Oscar nominated MASH and Nashville, The Delinquents, The Player and, most recently, Gosford Park.