muerte del maestro

Written by Joshua Mikel
Directed by Adam Webster
November-December 2010 at The Side Project

Set against the savage backdrop of the bullfighting world in Atlantia, Spain, Muerte Del Maestro tells the story of Arturo and Kay Kay, two best friends who are pushed to bitter ends after the death of famed matador La Muerte Negra, as they both seek the notorious matador's vacant throne. This thrilling piece was directed by Adam Webster, Artistic Director of The Side Project.

The makings of an intriguing psychological thriller are here... [it’s] a brash play with a lot of attitude.
— Chicago Theater Blog
Paul E. Martinez’s complex Kay Kay picks up where the script leaves off [and] Megan Tabaque’s La Muerte is a haunting ... supernatural presence... [this] fantastical, sweaty production finds its soul at the intersection of jealousy and passion.
— New City Stage
Inventive use of puppetry and mime... a kinky, magic-realist spin on the Arthurian legend of the sword in the stone.
— Chicago Reader