so go the ghosts of méxico, part one – a brave woman in méxico

by Matthew Paul Olmos

“Lookit you. So strong, so loud. So loud that even the dead
know who we are and where we sleep.”

Pictured: L to R. Stephanie Cleghorn Jasso as a brave woman in méxico and Ivan Jasso the husband in Undermain Theatre’s Production of so go the ghosts of méxico, part one – a brave woman in méxico
by Matthew Paul Olmos

Directed by Katherine Owens

September 14 – October 8, 2016

A twenty-two year old woman volunteers to replace a beheaded police chief when nobody else is willing to accept the position. She sets off a chain of reactions for her husband, the Narcos, and perhaps the entire country of México. “so go the ghosts of méxico, part one (a brave woman in méxico)” is the first of a three-play cycle exploring the US/México drug wars. Olmos’s so go the ghosts of méxico, part one is inspired by the life of Marisol Valles Garcia, who stepped up to fill the place of a cecapitated chief-of-police in the northernr town of Praxedis, México only to be run out of the country by the drug cartels who threatened her life. Matthew Paul Olmos has fashioned these events into a poetic, nightmare-land where the dream world and the real world intertwine and the legion of dead from the drug wars return to speak.

 Creatives

Matthew Paul Olmos Playwright

Matthew Paul Olmos
Playwright

Katherine Owens

Katherine Owens
Director

John Arnone

John Arnone
Scenic Designer

Amanda Capshaw Costume Designer

Amanda Capshaw
Costume Designer

Cast

Stephanie Cleghorn Jasso a brave woman in mexico

Stephanie Cleghorn Jasso
a brave woman in méxico

Bruce DuBose güero

Bruce DuBose
güero

Blake Hackler el morete

Blake Hackler
el morete

Ivan Jasso the husband

Ivan Jasso
the husband

David Lugo the police chief

David Lugo
the police chief

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