Latin America

Brazil's Theater of the Absurd

The hottest ticket in town? An entire nation's political disillusionment.

It's quite a show.

Photographer: Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images

Acclaimed Brazilian actor and director Claudio Botelho is used to enthusiastic audiences. But bringing the house down mid-performance was not in the script earlier this week, when Botelho -- who is currently on stage playing a theater troupe impresario -- turned to the audience and ad-libbed a few quips about a "crooked former president" and a "thieving president" facing impeachment.

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