Spanish with English subtitles.
In 1960s Mexico, young revolutionaries took up arms in a desperate attempt to change society. A few decades later, the children of those guerilleros retrace the struggles of their elders, revealing this shadowed chapter of Mexican history through the personal experiences of one woman, Margarita Urías. El Rumor del Incendio blends witness accounts, archive film, and scale models as the actors unearth the artifacts of recent history. Nourished by the force of history, Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol has concocted a bold documentary play that reignites the political heritage of their ancestors. It is a blistering attack on our benumbed consciousness and a necessary plea not to forget the past.
This tour is made possible through Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America, a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in partnership with the NEA and the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation.