Undermain Current Show

"Whither goest thou, America, in thy shiny car in the night?" 

~Jack Kerouac


Whither Goest Thou America:

A Festival of New American Play Readings 


Featuring the fully-staged 

so go the ghosts of méxico, part 3, 

a poet sings the daughter songs

A World Premiere by Matthew Paul Olmos


so go the ghosts of méxico, part three, a poet sings the daughter songs will be the centerpiece production of the Whither Goest Thou America Festival. This is the final installment in this three-play cycle exploring the U.S./México drug wars. A young Méxican couple gets caught up in the web of the drug trade between the two countries, changing their lives forever. But is their ordeal what it seems or a mirage of disinformation created by unseen forces? Somewhere between truth and illusion a mother from México searches for her missing daughter. 

April 11 - May 5, 2019

Previews April 11th and 12th at 7:30 pm

Opens Saturday, April 13th at 7:30 pm

Runs Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm

Sundays at 2:00 pm




April 17th - May 12th, 2019


Red Chariot


By Gordon Dahlquist

Author in attendance

Red Chariot is a Science-Fiction thriller set in the middle of the downfall of civilization after the Internet has created a mysterious Tarot Deck, that when read, can actually affect the past, present, and future. Gordon Dahlquist, a James Tait Black prize winner for Tomorrow Come Today, takes us on a journey through time as we explore the chaotic effects of new technological advancements and the role humans have, or haven’t, played in stopping that chaos.

Wednesday, April 17th at 7:30 pm

Thursday, April 18th at 7:30 pm


Vox Humana

By Len Jenkin
Author in attendance

The latest play from our own legendary company member and leading light of the American alternative theatre. On the road in America, Danny and Suzie Q. cross paths with Mona, an ex-showgirl, the poet Skintite, Uncle Bud, a carnival barker and the chanteuse Miss Koko. As they each pursue their own destinies, their paths converge with ironic humor, a few songs and stories in the old weird American landscape. A haunting comedy.


Wednesday, April 24th at 7:30 pm
Thursday, April 25th at 7:30 pm


so go the ghosts of méxico, parts 1 and 2

By Matthew Paul Olmos

Part One–a brave woman in méxico 

The first of a three-play cycle exploring the US/México drug wars, Olmos’s so go the ghosts of méxico, part one is inspired by the life of Marisol Valles Garcia, who stepped up to fill the place of a decapitated chief-of-police in the northern town of Praxedis, México only to be run out of the country by the drug cartels who threatened her life. 

so go the ghosts of méxico, part 2

Two warring gangs in which the reins of power shift, a drug trade economy relying on Los Estados Unidos as its best customer, the method of delivery is ever 'changing’, and loyalty is up for bid.

Wednesday, May 1st at 7:30 pm

Thursday, May 2nd at 7:30 pm



He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box

By Adrienne Kennedy

In He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box Adrienne Kennedy explores a layering of images — those of the South, Elizabethan drama, and 1940s films — using them to unravel a mystery that echoes through the American consciousness from the past to the present day. 

Set in Montezuma, Georgia, and New York City in 1941, this new play by Adrienne Kennedy — a multi-Obie Award winner and one of America's greatest living dramatists — is a romantic and fragmented memory tale of segregation, theatrical yearning, and doomed love.

Saturday, May 11th at 7:30 pm

Sunday, May 12th at 2:00 pm



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