so go the ghosts of mexico, part one
by Matthew Paul Olmos
La MaMa premieres so go the ghosts of mexico, part one, the first in Olmos' three-play cycle dealing with the U.S./Mexico drug wars. The play is inspired by the true story of Marisol Valles Garcia, "the bravest woman in Mexico." (Daily News)
April 11-18, 2013 - Buy Ticketstion:
La MaMa ETC -- 74A East 4th Street
In 2012, La MaMa gave Sam Shepard the Ellen Stewart Award to honor his work as a playwright who has consistently challenged conventional theatrical boundaries. As part of the award, Mr. Shepard chose a young playwright to create a new work to be produced at La MaMa the following season.
Inspired by the true story of Marisol Valles Garcia, “the bravest woman in Mexico,” the play follows a young woman who volunteers to replace a beheaded police chief and sets off a chain reaction in her husband, the Narcos, and perhaps the entire country of Mexico.
Click here to read The Huffington Post's interview with Matthew Paul Olmos.
Company: La MaMa ETC
Matthew Paul Olmos is a 2013 Sundance Institute UCROSS Playwright, 2012 Princess Grace Fellow in Playwriting, 2012-13 New York Theatre Workshop fellow and two-time Resident Artist at Mabou Mines/Suite.
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Company: Sea & Light Productions
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Written and directed by: Mariluz Acosta
Co-Producer: Paola Soto
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Music: Desmar Guevara