'Monarch', the musical about Mexican migrants in the U.S.
It is an independent production that seeks a space on the country's stages.
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For more than a decade, Mexicans Mayu Molina Lehmann and her brother, Alfonso Molina, have been working on the musical "Monarch: A Mexican-American Musical", which tells the story of Mexican immigrants, they told EFE news agency.
The Molinas' musical is written in English and stars entirely Mexicans, as this is part of their artistic mission.
Mayu told the agency that this musical wanted to show "a Latino hero", so the central story is about the life of an undocumented father and his daughter, who arrive in the United States and are persecuted by immigration authorities.
"They were forced to emigrate for difficult reasons. They are workers who are only looking to feed their families", said Molina Lehmann.
Butterflies and their flight
The title of the play is inspired by the Monarch butterflies that fly from Mexico to the United States and then return from the north.
"Although the monarch that returns to Mexico is not the same one that left, I think it brings with it the love for its roots of the one that left", said Horacio Castelo, the play's lead actor.
Likewise, the actor explained that the production of the play seeks for its audience to help them open a space in the country's theaters, especially on Broadway, where there is no representation of Mexican stories.
"This journey has been going on for more than a decade. We hope the public will support us," said Mayu Molina Lehmann about the play's arrival in Los Angeles.
Monarch: A Mexican-American Musical" will be playing at the Los Angeles Theatre from December 9th through December 11th.
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