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Rebellious 'Les Miserables' resonates in VenezuelaThe angry, oppressed citizens are actors and their caps and overcoats evoke 19th-century France, but local people going to the theater to see a new performance of "Les Miserables" in Caracas could be forgiven for thinking this show was about them. In a country deep in economic crisis, getting the show on the stage was a heroic feat almost on the scale of the epic novel it is based on.Salazar said she fell in love with "Les Miserables" when she first saw it two decades ago on stage in New York.Founded in 1983, the Teresa Carreno state theater used to be considered one of the top theaters in Latin America, but artistic life there had all but ground to a halt in the crisis."Les Miserables" has reminded the public what the theater used to be like before the country was stricken by poverty and high levels of violent crime.
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