Undermain Theatre to Premiere SO GO THE GHOSTS OF MEXICO, PART TWO
To open its 34th season, Undermain Theatre presents the World Premiere of so go the ghosts of méxico, part 2, Matthew Paul Olmos's second play in an epic trilogy of different stories examining the US/Mexico drug wars.
It looks at the power shifts within two warring drug cartels, performed entirely by a female cast through drama, song, and dance.
Matthew Paul Olmos was chosen by Sam Shepard as the inaugural recipient of La Mama's Ellen Stewart Emerging Playwright Award for the 1st part of so go the ghosts of méxico, the second installment was workshopped at Sundance Theatre Lab in 2014 and Undermain will present the world premiere of this timely and evocative play.
Undermain Artistic Director Katherine Owens leads a creative team which includes Designer John Arnone, Lighting by Steve Woods, Choreographer Danielle Georgiou, Composer Marios Aristopoulos, Costumes by Amanda Capshaw, and Properties by Linda Noland.
The amazing cast features Gloria Vivica Benavides, Barbara Bernier, Gigi Cervantes, Stephanie Cleghorn Jasso and Mindamora Rocha.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Matthew Paul Olmos was born and raised in Los Angeles to a police officer and Labor/Delivery nurse. He is a three-time Sundance Institute Fellowship/Residency recipient (2014 Lab, 2013 UCROSS, 2009 Time Warner Storytelling Fellow), New Dramatists Resident Playwright, the 2012 Princess Grace Awardee in Playwriting and was recently named by Sam Shepard as the inaugural recipient of the La Mama E.T.C.'s Ellen Stewart Emerging Playwright Award. Mr. Olmos is a 2013-14 Dramatists Guild Fellow, a 2012-13 New York Theatre Workshop fellow; Primary Stages Writer's Group, Ensemble Studio Theater lifetime member; and has been a terraNOVA Groundbreaker Playwright, Rising Circle Playwright, INTAR Theater H.P.R.L Writer and Brooklyn Arts Exchange Resident Artist. Mr. Olmos was a two-time Resident Artist at Mabou Mines/Suite (mentored by Ruth Maleczech); awarded the "Top Prize of the Americas" by the BBC 2011 International Playwriting Competition for his play The Nature of Captivity. Awarded The Sundance Institute Time Warner Storytelling Fellowship for his play i put the fear of méxico in 'em; produced in Chicago by Teatro Vista in 2012; it was also on the syllabus at a Rutger's University undergraduate course. Mr. Olmos's 3-play cycle so go the ghosts of méxico, focuses on the US/México drug wars. The first play in this cycle was produced by La Mama E.T.C. in the spring of 2013 and has since premiered in México. Undermain produced the first part of the trilogy in its 2016/2017 season and will premiere part three next season.
IF YOU GO:
SO GO THE GHOSTS OF MEXICO, PART TWO
This production is directed by *Katherine Owens, Scenic Design is by *John Arnone, Lighting Design by *Steve Woods, Costume Design by Amanda Capshaw, Sound Design by *Bruce DuBose, Properties Design by Linda Noland, Music Composition by Marios Aristopoulos, and Choreography by Danielle Georgiou.
The cast includes: Gloria Vivica Benavides, Barbie Bernier, Gigi Cervantes, Stephanie Cleghorn Jasso, Mindamora Rocha. *Undermain Company Member
Dates: Previews Sept. 6, 7, and 8 @ 7:30 pm - all preview performances are only $15
Opening Night (press opening) Saturday, September 9 @ 7:30 pm
Wednesday, Sept. 13 @ 7:30 pm
Thursday, Sept. 14 @ 7:30 pm
Friday, Sept. 15 @ 7:30 pm
Saturday, Sept. 16 @ 7:30 pm
Sunday, Sept. 17 @ 2:00 pm
Wednesday, Sept. 20 @ 7:30 pm
Thursday, Sept. 21 @ 7:30 pm
Friday, Sept. 22 @ 7:30 pm
Saturday, Sept. 23 @ 7:30 pm
Wednesday, Sept. 27 @ 7:30 pm
Thursday, Sept. 28 @ 7:30 pm
Friday, Sept. 29 @ 7:30 pm
Saturday, Sept. 30 @ 7:30 pm
Sunday, Oct. 1 @ 2:00 pm
Tickets a re available at www.undermain.org or by calling the Box Office at 214.747.5515.
Pricing is as follows:
First Wednesday (September 13th) - $15
Wednesdays and Thursdays - $20
Fridays - $25
Saturdays - $30
Preview performances are - $15
Matinee performances are - $20
Undermain is located at 3200 Main Street at the corner of Murray Street in Deep Ellum. Free covered parking is available at the South East corner of Trunk and Commerce - 3300 Commerce Street. Discounts are available for seniors, students, KERA members, and groups. Call 214.747.5515 or visit www.undermain.org.
Celebrating 34 years since its inception in 1984, Undermain Theatre is a company of artists that performs experimental works in Texas, New York, and Europe, collaborates with playwrights to develop original and world premiere productions, publishes plays, and sustains a theater in Dallas' historic Deep Ellum. As defined by their mission statement, Undermain Theatre seeks to inspire, educate and challenge audiences and artists through its production of innovative theater with particular interest in poetic and language-driven work.
Pictured: Mindamora Rocha, Stephanie Cleghorn Jasso, Gigi Cervantes, and Barbie Bernier. Photo by Katherine Owens.