©2019 by David Davila

AZTEC PIRATES & THE INSIGNIFICANCE OF
LIFE ON MARS

a fantasia in two parts

Johnny Montenegro is an ICE agent trying to put back the pieces of his life after an ugly incident in the field got him suspended from duty. While arresting a man he had already deported two years earlier, he was called a traitor to his race and he beat the accuser half to death, but he couldn’t shake the idea that had been planted within him: was he a traitor to his race? Equipped with only his commands Johnny embarks on an odyssey as he searches for the truth about his country, his culture, and his memory. However with every answer that he finds, there is something inside of him that becomes less clear. His quest to clear his conscience leads him from strip bars to courtrooms to hospitals to morgues, as he seeks the validation he needs to continue living complicitly.

Across borders and allegiances this two part play takes you on a harrowing and disturbing adventure that examines life for Latinx people caught between embracing their roots and conforming to the mob mentality of a Trump-era USA. 

 
 

DEVELOPMENTAL HISTORY

  • The PlayGround Experiment 2018

  • Feast Performance Series 2018

  • Broadviews on Broadway Summer Fresh Festival 2018

  • All-Star Theatre South Texas 2019

  • San Diego Rep 2019

  • Frank Silvera Writers Workshop (BK Cultural Arts Center) 2019

 

AZTEC PIRATES &
THE INSIGNIFICANCE OF LIFE ON MARS