On the threshold of the new millennium, the news of a woman who was prowling the streets of Mexico City impregnated the pages of a red note with morbidity and shocked public opinion.
Juana Barrazafighter known in the pankration as “The Lady of Silence”, ended up being a serial killer with 16 elderly women on her list. She called it the “Mataviejitas” and, after his arrest in 2006, he was sentenced to 759 years in prison.
Fifteen years later, the writer Bernardo Esquinca is inspired by this media legend to compose an exciting work of fiction: Intimate Assassin (Almadía, 2021), which will be staged this Thursday, May 12, at the mythical Los Angeles Hall, in the colony Warrior.
“From the voices of various characters involved in the case – an obsessive criminalist, a gluttonous investigator, ambitious police officers, a committed red note reporter – the Mexican master of terror builds an ambitious and ferocious polyphonic novel thanks to which we know also the story of Chana Barrera, the woman behind the legend; an enigmatic wrestling fan who, after seeing all her illusions broken, decides to undertake one last and brutal attempt not to finish, herself, rendered on the canvas, ”summarizes the editorial.
theatrical production Intimate Murderer, confessions of a Mataviejitas is a Bailongo Tropical Show based on the text by Bernardo Esquinca, staged by Luis Martín Solís and a cast led by Marissa Saavedra, Astrid Mariel Romo, Mauricio Moreno and accompanied by the orchestra La Mariposa del Silencio.
The stage version of intimate killer tells the story of a Mataviejitas, a fighter with a red bone, a rude heart, a dedicated mother, a victimizer and a victim of systematic gender-based violence in Mexico.
It will be a night of suburbs, passion and reflection on death, which will culminate with a sound party by Joyce Musicolor MX Power Cucucumbiero.
Production “Intimate murderer, confessions of a Mataviejitas”
- Venue: The Los Angeles Hall
- Address: Lerdo 206 Colonia Guerrero
- Date: Thursday, May 12
- Doors open: 6:30 p.m.
- Live music: 7:00 p.m.
- Start of theatrical show: 8:00 pm
- Sound party: 9:15 pm
- Tickets cost from 500 to 700 pesos, available at Boletia
“Intimate Assassin” book
- By Bernardo Esquinca
- Editorial Almadia, 2021
- Pages: 257
- Cost: 279 pesos