When Jonah and Adray cross the border into Tijuana for a quick vacation, they stumble off the beaten path and come face to face with a Mexican couple in an alley. What ensues is a humorous and complex dance that explores and challenges notions of boundaries, safety and identity.
- ***Received the 2009 Sundance Institute Time Warner Storytelling Fellowship Award.***
"What ensues is a complex encounter that challenges notions of boundary, safety, identity and what you would do for your family. It's a dissection of difference, of connection, of the borders and barriers we use to distance ourselves, and those dangerous moments when we cross over those borders and barriers." - Philip Himberg, Artistic Director - Sundance Institute
“An American couple is taken hostage in Matt Olmos’ frightening trip through a real and imagined Mexico. Olmos’ writing is both hallucinatory and brutal. His story of an American couple’s nightmare is not at all different from America’s nightmare with its ever present neighbor.” - Rogelio Martinez, playwright
- Gun Shots
- Intense Adult Themes
- Strong Language
- Mild Adult Themes
- Minimum Fee: £55 per performance plus VAT when applicable.
- Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
- Duration: 105 Minutes
The sort of alley you're not supposed to go down in Tijuana, Mexico.
- Additional Features: Stage Combat
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
- Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
- Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
- Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)
EFREN – mexican, 37
JUANA – mexican, 30
ADRAY (uh-dray) – güera, 34
JONAH – güero, 34
VIVIA – female
All Other Characters – mexican
- Multicultural casting
- Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
- Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
I Put the Fear of Mexico in 'em received its world premiere with Teatro Vista at Chicago Dramatists in Chicago, IL on November 4, 2012.