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Historia de México Para Un Idiota ~ Teatro Frida Kahlo

3:28 PM PDT on June 30, 2016

WHAT:
Mexican History for an Idiot / A new play by Teatro Synergia presented in Spanish

WHO:
Written and Directed by Ruben Amavizca Murua. Featuring both seasoned actors and students from local communities.

WHEN:
July 1- 10, 2016
Friday and Saturday 8:00 pm
Sunday 6:00 pm

WHERE:
Teatro Frida Kahlo 2332 W. 4th St. Los Angeles, CA 90057

TICKETS:
$8 at the box office

More info:
In an era when a front runner for the U.S. Presidency openly calls Mexicans “rapists,” “killers,” and “not the best,” Teatro Frida Kahlo presents a timely and comical play that offers a history of Mexico as told by a Mexican grandmother to her U.S. born grandson who rejects Mexicans because “Mexicans are nobodies in this country.”

“Mexican History for an Idiot” covers the Aztecs, the Spanish Conquest, Colonization, Revolution and ultimately Mexico’s strained relationship with the United States through historical and stock characters including Hernan Cortez, Moctezuma, Uncle Sam and others that often break from character to offer stinging commentary on both Mexican and U.S. politics, the Catholic Church and other institutions that have attempted to “conquer” the Mexican people.

The play, presented in Spanish, utilizes the “carpa” style of public theater that flourished during the 1920’s and 30’s in Mexico and spawned comedic stars like Cantinflas and others who utilized the form for political and social satire.

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