>> This is a Venezuelan theater production called Get In, where the audience crams into a narrow, sweaty space mimicking Caracas' overcrowded subways. The actors squeeze through the crowd, portraying the metro's common characters like the cell phone thief and the ranting drunk. Get In is part of a wave of smaller theatrical productions exploring Venezuela's economic crisis and the grim realities Venezuelans face every day such as kidnappings at gunpoint, hunger in the slums, and of course, Caracas' failing subway system.
Reuters reporter Angus Barack attended some plays.>> I'm standing in front of one of many theaters spread throughout the capital which have been attracting hundreds of Venezuelans a day to view micro theater which have 15 minute long productions. At one theater we visited in the once glamorous Tamarnacle Shopping Center, there are 30 micro theaters spread across the top floor.