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.”
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.