Lowell Lecture

Hugo Salcedo: “El Viaje de los Cantores” / “The Crossing”

Date & Time

Oct. 9, 2018 at 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.


Suffolk University - Modern Theatre
525 Washington Street Boston, MA 02111
Driving Directions


Hugo Salcedo

Presenting Organization

Ford Hall Forum at Suffolk University


The Arts Current Affairs


Susan Spurlock (fordhallforum@suffolk.edu, (617) 994-6899)

Acclaimed Mexican playwright Hugo Salcedo will lead a staged dramatic reading of his play, “El Viaje de los Cantores” - “The Crossing” - a series of vignettes showing Mexican men attempting to cross the border into the U.S. and the women they left behind. The reading will be followed by a discussion with the playwright. The Crossing is based on a true infamous 1987 incident in which 18 Mexican men were horribly suffocated in a locked steel-walled boxcar while attempting illegal immigration to the U.S. Told in 10 scenes, most of which flash back to and flash forward from the actual event, the play is an impressionistic, nearly religious work lamenting not only the appalling loss of life, but the conditions that led up to it.