Norteño

In NORTEÑO, a dark comedy, an American big box chain tries to build another headquarters in a small town in Mexico just on the other side of the U.S. - Mexico border, where justice is for sale and American companies are eager to buy. Ancient ruins? Damaged water supplies? Who cares? But the exec sent to set up the deal is a shade too corrupt and way too handsy--in fact he never met a women he didn't want...
In NORTEÑO, a dark comedy, an American big box chain tries to build another headquarters in a small town in Mexico just on the other side of the U.S. - Mexico border, where justice is for sale and American companies are eager to buy. Ancient ruins? Damaged water supplies? Who cares? But the exec sent to set up the deal is a shade too corrupt and way too handsy--in fact he never met a women he didn't want to grope or someone else's property he didn't want to steal. Though the promises from the American company are huge and though the temptations of big bucks are hard to resist, the gringo exec takes one step too far. When he assaults the mayor's daughter, the whole town rises up against him. After everything goes to hell, the question becomes: Can an entire town get away with murder? NORTEÑO is loosely, very very loosely, based on Lope de Vega’s Fuenteovejuna (1612 – 1614).
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Norteño

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  • Kitchen Dog Theater:
    25 Apr. 2018
    We are pleased to support this play! It was a Finalist for the 2018 New Works Festival at Kitchen Dog Theater in Dallas, Texas.

Development History

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    William Clark Library and Playwrights Arena for Golden Tongues 2