Synopses & Reviews
Late 14th century in the Valley of Mexico and a small, unknown tribe called the Aztecs propel themselves from nomadic mercenaries to rulers of a great empire. Passion, power and intrigue play out in this epic political thriller which charts the history of an ancient civilization, based on true events chronicled in the Aztec codices.
Closely inspired by Shakespeare's history plays, this work spans a century and is based on true events.
About the Author
Luis Mario Moncada has written and adapted nearly thirty plays. He has been head of the Centre for Theatre Research, Rodolfo Usigli (CITRU) and of the Hellenic Cultural Centre of Mexico, among others.
Gary Owen is a Welsh playwright and co-creator and writer of the BBC Wales TV series, Baker Boys. His work has won the George Devine Award, the Meyer Whitworth Award, the Pearson Best Play Award and a Fringe First at the Edinburgh Festival, has been translated into a dozen languages and produced all over the world.