Martin Acosta

Martín Acosta: Timboctou

“[Acosta is] one of the most important creators of theater in Mexico.” El Informador

“A dialogue of gazes between artists from Mexico and the USA...with the powerful flight of imagination.” Martín Acosta

World premiere

Presented by CalArts Center for New Peformance
in association with Duende CalArts and The University of Guadalajara Foundation

Written by Alejandro Ricaño
Directed by Martín Acosta

Strangers find their lives suddenly intertwined by acts of violence and corruption in Timboctou, a wryly humorous and provocative new play written by Alejandro Ricaño and set against the volatile backdrop of the Mexican drug wars and intense border politics. This world premiere production imagines Timboctou as a mysterious, unreachable refuge at the end of the earth and illustrates the narrow line between victim and victimized. Celebrated Mexico City director Martín Acosta leads a binational cast and creative team for this highly visual multimedia work, a unique collaboration between the CalArts Center for New Performance and its bilingual theater initiative Duende CalArts and The University of Guadalajara Foundation/Cultura UDG. 

In Spanish and English with subtitles.

Funded in part with generous support from the California Community Foundation, the University of Guadalajara Foundation, and the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.

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FRI 3/2 (preview)
8:30 pm 
$20$16$10
SAT 3/3
8:30 pm
$25$20$12
SUN 3/4
7:00 pm
$25$20$12
TUE 3/6
8:30 pm 
$20$16$10
WED 3/7
8:30 pm 
$20$16$10
THU 3/8
8:30 pm 
$20$16$10
FRI 3/9
8:30 pm 
$20$16$10
SAT 3/10
3:00 pm 
$25$20$12
SAT 3/10
8:30 pm 
$25$20$12
SUN 3/11
3:00 pm 
$25$20$12

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