THE GREY AUTOMOBILE

 

The 1919 Mexican silent film The Grey Automobile was the biggest hit of its day. Fusing fiction and reality, it tells the story of "The Grey Automobile Gang" who terrorized Mexico City during the chaos of the Revolution.

 This 21st century Mexican production juxtaposes this film classic with live actors and brilliantly improvised piano. Inspired by the Japanese benshi tradition -using an actor onstage creating all the voices of the characters onscreen- The Grey Automobile takes the audience on an exhilarating ride criss-crossing languages, cultures and time.

The Grey Automobile has been presented in all the world, in special versions on the language of each country. It is possibly the most performed Mexican theatrical production in the world.