Yo también hablo de la rosa (I Too Speak of the Rose)

Performance Dates

Set in Mexico City in the 1960s, teenagers Toña and Polo accidentally derail a train while playing hooky from school. The details of what happened and the punishment they should face are as different as the spectators who follow the event.  This searing look at poverty and society’s response to it is a masterpiece of modern Mexican theatre.

Performed in Spanish with English surtitles.

Production Information

Approximate Running Time
90 minutes


Maximino Gonzalez
Teacher, Tona's Mother
Man at Bus Stop, Professor 1
Newspaper Carrier, Male Scavenger 1
Male Student, Lecturer
Candy Vendor, Male Scavenger 2
Woman at Bus Stop, Poor Girl
Female Scavenger 1, Polo's Mother
Don Pepe, Professor 2
Female Student, Tona's Sister, Female Scavenger 2

Creative Team

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Costume Designer
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