Mexico and its drug war. Gruesome deaths, endless bloodshed. This is what people see all the time in the news. But what about the stories of the ordinary people affected by the violence? Serpent of the Sea is a drama inspired by actual events. Two young men are gunned down outside one of Mexico’s most prestigious universities. Were they innocent bystanders or involved in something more sinister? Serpent of the Sea explores the search for the truth in a country where it’s in short supply.
German Munoz is a Mexican playwright based in London. His play How Will I Know? was shortlisted for the Best New Play Award at the Brighton Fringe in 2015. His plays have been performed at Theatre503, The Bush and Arcola Theatre. Director Amanda Castro’s credits include Honeybear (The Miniaturists, Arcola Theatre), Nine (rehearsed reading, Arcola Theatre), B-Mapping (Belgrade International Theatre Festival), Inside You (Latitude Festival) and Stuff (Bush Theatre).