The young Electricidad has just finished a period of intense mourning. Her father - leader of a powerful gang - has been murdered by his own wife, Clemencia. Clemencia, in her bid for power, has awakened the spirit of revenge in her daughter, who vows to kill Clemencia to avenge her father’s death. Despite the protests of her Abuela and sister, Ifigenia, who both urge Electricidad toward forgiveness, Electricidad swears that she is a chola warrior to the last. Ultimately, she and her devoted brother, Orestes, carry out the grim act of matricide. However, Clemencia’s death cannot defeat the true enemy: the cycle of violence and hatred perpetuated by gang life.
Luis Alfaro’s update of the classic Greek tragedy Electra transforms Argos into contemporary Los Angeles. An intoxicating mix of mythology and urban drama, this intense and challenging play follows the plot points of its historical counterparts, while allowing more space for each of the characters to truly expose the emotional ramifications of their decisions.
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