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In 2009 Miguel Alcantud discovered that a brothel around the corner was for rent. Enlisting help from different theatre companies, he arranged for a series of plays to be performed in each room. The performances lasted no longer than 10 minutes apiece. Queues formed around the block, and soon a dedicated venue was acquired, where plays of 15 minutes were put on to audiences of no more than 15. The concept has since become so popular that the Micro Teatro Por Dinero franchise has been sold to venues in 15 different cities around the globe, including Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Lima, Lebanon, even Miami.