On the Day of the Dead, Frida Kahlo waits for her guests and while she cooks, evokes the memories of Diego, Rockefeller, and Trotsky, while confessing her opinion about many facets of life. She resurrects her inevitable memory of her accident and the nearness of death in her life, making this a monologue captured by her pain, passion and humor. Frida laughs, cries, sings, dances, seduces, and incites joy, reminding us that we have the incomparable gift of still being alive.
Hiram Marina, director and producer of theater, premiered his first play, Señor de la Tierra thirteen years ago in his home state of Chiapas, Mexico. With a degree in civil engineering from the University of Nuevo Leon in Monterrey, Mexico, his beginnings in the realm of theater started with a visit to the archaeological site of Bonampak, when he saw the brilliantly painted Maya murals. His desire to recreate their stories and educate the public with their history eventually led to his extensive and international success with his most well-known play, Palenque Rojo.
It remained on tour for six years, with over one thousand representations in mexican cities such as; San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Mexico City, Monterrey, Acapulco, Monclova, Piedras Negras, Cuatro Cienegas, Xalapa, Tehuacan, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, and Palenque. It has also been performed in countries such as; Guatemala, Belize and the United States in North Carolina and Florida.