So Go The Ghosts of Mexico (Part One)

by  Matthew Paul Olmos

Full Length Play, Drama  /  4m, 1f

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 in her husband, the Narcos, and perhaps the entire country of Mexico.

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So Go The Ghosts of Mexico (Part One)

by  Matthew Paul Olmos

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    4m, 1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Experimental
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Princess Grace
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

The first of a three-play cycle exploring the U.S./Mexico drug wars. The first play is inspired by the "Bravest Woman in Mexico," follows a twenty-two year old woman who volunteers to replace a beheaded police chief when nobody else would accept the position; which sets a chain of reactions in her husband, the Narcos, and perhaps the entire country of Mexico.
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Accolades

  • WINNER - 2012 Princess Grace Award

Reviews

REVIEWS

“so go the ghosts of méxico, part one is an incredibly moving play that successfully brings the fear, loss and tragedy that has happened so far away from New York City quite literally to the main stage.” – Exeunt Magazine, Read More 

"Chilling...persistently haunting...audacious, almost novelistic script." ‐The New York Times, Read More 

"In so go the ghosts of méxico, while [Olmos'] talent with language still resonates and the mixing of realities prevails, his sense of timing becomes yet another feather in his hat. The humor in so go the ghosts… is timed to perfection. It lightens up the heaviness of the atmosphere and flows quite effortlessly through the absurdity of the situation at hand." - Theatre Jones, Read More 

"...fantastical...poetic...a tantalizing premise that sets the  stage for Olmos' [next] show. - Dallas Morning News, Read More

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Professional Theatre

Cautions

  • Caution Drugs Drugs
  • Caution Intense Adult Intense Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: méxico, present day
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

4m, 1f
a brave woman in méxico
the police chief
the husband
el morete
güero
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Cast Attributes

  • Role(s) for Latino Actor(s)

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Authors

Matthew Paul Olmos

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 w ...

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so go the ghosts of méxico, part one was first produced by La MaMa e.t.c. in New York City on April 11, 2013; Artistic Director Mia Yoo, Producing Director Beverly Petty. It was directed by Meiyin Wang.

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