Free Plays From Mexico City Theater Company Set for Sunday, May 11.
By on May 6, 2014
UC MEXUS is bringing two plays to downtown Riverside.
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) — Mexico City-based performance group Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol (Lizards Lying in the Sun) will perform two free plays, Montserrat and El Camino Donde Nosotros Lloramos, at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 11 at the Fox Entertainment Plaza in downtown Riverside.
Both plays will be performed in Spanish with English subtitles. Admission is free and seating is first come, first served. The performances will be followed by an audience question-and-answer session. The performances are sponsored by UC MEXUS and the General Consulate of Mexico in San Bernardino.
Founded by Luisa Pardo and Gabino Rodríguez in 2003, the Lagartijas theatre company has toured widely in Mexico, Europe, and the U.S.. The create multimedia theatre that explores personal history along with important moments in social and political history.
In Montserrat, director and actor Gabino Rodríguez stages an international search for his disappeared mother, Montserrat. The play is a mix of personal and inherited memory and documentary evidence. Somewhere between confessional theatre and whodunit, the play takes audiences on a quest to find Rodríguez’ possibly living mother.
El Camino Donde Nosotros Lloramos (The Path Where We Shed Tears), is a project based on Pardo’s and Rodriguez’s travels and will newly premiere at this Riverside performance.
The Showcase exhibit space is located within the Fox Entertainment Plaza at 3635 Market St. in Riverside. It is just north of the Fox Theater and still at sidewalk level, one floor below “The Box.” Parking is available in the Fox’s garage next door or in downtown parking lots.
The University of California Institute for Mexico and the United States (UC MEXUS), established in 1980, is an academic research institute dedicated to encouraging, securing, and contributing to binational and Latino research and collaborative academic programs and exchanges between Mexico and the United States.