Strangers find their lives intertwined by acts of violence and corruption in Timboctou, a wryly humorous and provocative new play written by Alejandro Ricaño and set against the volatile backdrop of the Mexican drug violence. This world premiere production imagines Timboctou as a mysterious, unreachable refuge at the end of the earth and illustrates the narrow line between victim and victimized. Celebrated Mexico City director Martín Acosta leads a binational cast and creative team for this highly visual multimedia work, a unique collaboration between the CalArts Center for New Performance and its bilingual theater initiative Duende CalArts and The University of Guadalajara Foundation/Cultura UDG.