When: Wed., April 2, 7:30 p.m. and Thu., April 3, 7:30 p.m. 2014
The members of Mexico City’s theater collective Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol (Lizards Lying in the Sun) are too young to remember the guerrilla insurrections of 1960s Mexico. Fueled by their parents’ recollections of revolutionaries who took up arms in a desperate attempt to change society, the troupe presents El Rumor del Incendio (Rumor of the Fire). Told from the perspective of a young revolutionary named Margarita Urías, this multimedia production interweaves scale models, figurines and projected video of documents, eyewitness accounts and archival footage. During the rebellion, Urías falls in love, pursues a career and has children, humanizing this complex political history.