18 | SEP | 2019
1968 and Ayotzinapa: A play
The play takes place in a fictitious country, very similar to Mexico – Photo: Carlos Mejia/EL UNIVERSAL

1968 and Ayotzinapa: A play

Mexico City
Aracelí García
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“La Hecatombe” will be staged at the CCUT until October 7

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The mother country's traitors have their own place in hell. Dante Alighieri destined them to stay at the bottom of an iced lake. How many leaders could be serving their sentences there?

50 years after the 1968 massacre in Tlatelolco, the injustice and violence stories, but also of hope, are brought back to life from the theater's headquarters.

The University Cultural Center is presenting “La Hecatombe”, a play where former Presidents of a fictitious country, who could also be Luis Echeverría, Gustavo Díaz Ordaz, and Adolfo López Mateos, sit down to discuss their guilt in a massacre, with humor and cynicism; a discussion that takes place while they are in the 9th circle of hell.

While the former Presidents discuss the massacre, two young people talk about the massacres and injustices that have taken place in Mexico: from October 2, 1968, to the 43 Ayotzinapa students, as well as the “porros” from the UNAM.

The director, Carlos Corona says that “October 2 is not only forgotten, it also repeats itself, and I think it marks the beginning of the right and obligation young people have to be a political and social voice.”

The play will be available until October 7.

“The 1968 massacre is unforgettable, it was no comparison, we're talking about half an hour of shooting against 10,000 people. It better not be forgotten. Wounds heal but the scar is always there,” warns Corona.


1968: Tlatelolco massacre, a play

The play is part of the M68 project, which looks to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1968 students' movement
1968: Tlatelolco massacre, a play1968: Tlatelolco massacre, a play


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