This battlefield is for everyone: Revolution
Colonel Fernando Reyes, the protagonist of Revolution, is based on Amelio Robles, a transgender man who became a decorated Zapatista officer during the Mexican Revolution. The play, historical fiction written by Alix Hudson and directed by Malcom Morgan, takes place between 1910 and 1962 and moves through locations in central and southern Mexico, as Reyes takes the opportunity of battle to transition from female to male.
Revolution is told in flashback by Reyes as an old man, played by JoJo Sena de Tarnoff; Cristina Vigil plays Reyes as a young girl. Revolution opens at Teatro Paraguas Studios (3205 Calle Marie) on Thursday, Sept. 29, at 7:30 p.m. Additional performances, Thursdays to Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m., run through Oct. 16. Tickets are $20, $10 on Thursdays, and $12 for “limited income.” For reservations, call 505-424-1601 or visit www.brownpapertickets.com. — Jennifer Levin