So go the ghosts of México, así van los fantasmas de México
By Matthew Paul Olmos and Melissa Eidson
The play, So Go the Ghosts of México, part 1, by Matthew Paul Olmos, is inspired by the real story of Marisol Valles Garcia, who in 2010, at just 20 years old, volunteered to be the chief of police in Praxedis, Chihuahua, located in the Ciudad Juarez Valley, the “triangle of death,” which is considered the most dangerous place on earth. Her predecessor, former police chief Manuel Castro Martinez, was murdered after only three days in office. Marisol soon became known around the world as “the bravest woman in Mexico” for her courage and her unique approach to the drug wars; disarming her police force and going door to door to bring the community together as a strategy for peace. The play, So Go the Ghosts of México is the first of a three-play cycle exploring the US/Mexico drug wars that Olmos was first given an opportunity to stage at La Mama experimental theater in New York City last April, having been appointed the recipient of the Ellen Steward Award by Sam Shepard. There will be four performances of So Go the Ghosts of Mexico at Sindicato (Recreo 4, Centro) in San Miguel de Allende on November 23 at 7pm and November 24 at 5pm in English and on December 10 at 11am and December 11 at 7:30pm in Spanish.
So Go the Ghosts of México
Sat, Nov 23, 7pm
Sun, Nov 24, 5pm