Nogales: Storytellers in Cartel Country
McCoy Studio Theater
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Thursday, Mar 16, 2017 - 7:30 PM

In 2013, José Antonio Elena Rodríguez, a teenage Mexican boy, was fatally shot by a United States border patrol across the U.S./Mexico border at Nogales. He was struck by at least 15 bullets, all but one hitting him in the back. Nogales: Storytellers in Cartel Country traces the devastating story in reverse.

The performance piece was developed by Richard Montoya with Joan Osato and Sean San José. This production is an original and deeply relevant new theater piece focusing on the victimization of an innocent teenage bystander set against the backdrop of tensions along the U.S./Mexico border.

Interviews with family members, Tohono O'odham community members, gun enthusiasts, street kids, and Sheriff Joe Arpaio himself are intertwined with multiple video projections, visual art installations, and ample humor to go beyond the headlines to explore this real-life tragicomic theater of the border.

Tickets: $28 (plus applicable fees)

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