Whither Goest Thou America:
A Festival of New American Play Readings

Whither goest thou, America, in thy shiny car in the night?”

-Jack Kerouac, from On the Road

 The Festival runs from April 11 through May 12, 2019

Undermain presents a series of readings of new plays examining the current American Landscape, with the fully-staged world premiere of so go the ghosts of méxico, part three as the centerpiece production of the festival. Each week of the series will focus on a different playwright and play with staged readings by an ensemble cast. Audiences will have the opportunity to return each week of the series to experience a new work examining the American experience and asking the question, “Where are we going?”


so go the ghosts of méxico, part three

By Matthew Paul Olmos

Previews April 11 and April 12, 2019

Opening Night Saturday – April 13, 2019

April 11 – May 5, 2019

Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm and Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm

Directed by Undermain Artistic Director Katherine Owens

so go the ghosts of méxico, part three will be the centerpiece production of the Whither Goest Thou America Festival. This is the final installment in this three-play cycle exploring the U.S./México drug wars. A young Méxican couple get caught up in the web of the drug trade between the two countries, changing their lives forever. But is their ordeal what it seems or a mirage of disinformation created by unseen forces? Somewhere between truth and illusion a mother from México searches for her missing daughter. The third part of Matthew Paul Olmos’s daring and poetic trilogy explores the human struggle of the US/México drug wars and the shadowy forces which create the market and distribution system shaping the world on both sides of the border.


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