Local writer and performer, Chris Davis, and director Mary Toumanen have teamed up to create a historical show in a unique location; a butcher shop! The Last Emperor of Mexico premieres February 20 at Los Amigos Meat Market @ 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. so you can shop and eat before the show. Tickets for the show are $15 and can be purchased on Brown Paper Ticket’s website.
The Last Emperor of Mexico will be performed at Los Amigos Meat Market, a butcher shop located in the heart of the Italian Market. The goals of the show is to educate the audience about the history of Mexico in a fun, innovative way, and is appropriate both for children and families. As well as to support the small business owner Raul, by “combining food and theater for a unique theatrical event.”
The Last Emperor of Mexico tells the historical tale of the rise and fall of Maximilian I. Maximilian I was declared the Emperor of Mexico by Napoleon III during the American Civil War. However his reign gets rained on quickly by the revolutionary Benito Juarez(who wasn’t a fan of a government “imposed by foreigners.”) Thus causing Maximilian I to be confronted with one of the greatest dilemmas an Emperor has ever faced; to shave his beard, or to die by firing squad. To find out what decision he makes, you’ll just have to go see the show.
So enjoy a drink and a tamale as you learn about Maximilian I and the true life events of The Last Emperor of Mexico. The show premieres on February 20 at Los Amigos Meat Market @ 6:30p.m.
The Last Emperor of Mexico
February 20 – 25 (Mon-Sat) @ 6:30 p.m.
February 27 – March 4 (Mon-Sat) @ 6:30 p.m.
Los Amigos Meat Market, 972 S. 9th Street
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Tickets are $15 (Includes drink & tamale)