What is Sunset about?
Its 1972 and a military coup has rocked Anchuria, a small country in Latin America. As a result, you, Angela Burnes, US citizen, are trapped in the metropolitan capital of San Bavón. Your paradise has turned into a warzone. To make ends meet, you take up a job as a housekeeper. Every week, an hour before sunset, you clean the swanky bachelor pad of the wealthy Gabriel Ortega. You are given a number of tasks to do, but the temptation to go through his stuff is irresistible. And what is he up to? As you get to know your mysterious absent employer better, you are sucked into a rebellious plot against the notorious dictator who rules the country with an iron fist.
u201eSpielu201c is not the right term for Sunset, rather it reminds me of the books that keep confronting you with decisions and depending on how you act, the further course of the story changes without there always being direct, causal connections. A chamber play with one person on stage u2013 Angela, whose role you take u2013 and various characters who shape the life and progress of things in the Central American Republic of Anchuria. Angela, although only a cleaning woman in a luxurious penthouse, is suddenly in the middle of big politics. Is she supporting her brother, who belongs to the rebels? How does she relate to the mysterious apartment owner, Seu00f1or Ortega, with whom she only communicates via slips of paper? A highly atmospheric story with lovingly equipped details, a touching soundtrack and an exciting story. Although the penthouse hovers in isolation above the roofs of the capital, an impression of a society, an individual in the midst of an upheaval situation and the ambivalent decisions one has to face.