After some media outlets recently claimed that the monkey pox had reached the Mexican theater, specifically the recently released lagoon my neighborhoodthe protagonist and the producer of the work denied the rumor that quickly spread on social networks.
“That thing about monkeys, no. Many monkeys go to see the playthank God we are filling up, but that thing about monkeypox, where do they get so much stupidity from?” said Alex Gou, who produces the work that has been presented since last September 2 at the Telmex Cultural Center, in the city of Mexico, through a link to the program First hand.
For its part, Ariel Miramonteswho gives life to the character of “El suspenders”, stressed by the same means: “What is also true is that those of us who are working on lagoon my neighborhoodwe are all fine monkeys, but from there to the fact that we have monkeypox it is already a big difference”, he said jokingly.
And it is that according to what would have been published on Tuesday, September 6, a person from the production team of the work in which figures such as Maribel Guardia, Laura León, Los Mascabrothers, Alma Cero, Daniel Bisogno and Violeta Isfel participate, would have suffered the presumed viral infection.
Given this, the producer of the work replied forcefully and in a more serious tone: “No, negative, in no way, I don’t know where they got that nonsenseI really think it’s silly because he has no basis to say so “.
Gou hoped that the press would better focus on highlighting the attractions of the staging inspired by the classic 1981 Mexican film: “They should speak better that the work is incredible, that people leave happy, it’s a mexican musical, of which we are exhausting all functions. All that should be said by the newspaper that said this.”
The brother of the also theater producer Enrique Gou said that he contacted the editorial office of the publication that spread the news: “The truth is that I spoke later and that is why they lowered the grade, but we are happy in the play, all healthy.”
“No one has monkey pox,” stressed Ariel Miramontes, specifying that no person from the cast or production was infected with the disease. the acquaintance Albertan gave as an example fake news where he himself was left for dead.
“They just sent me a little while ago to my WhatsApp a piece of news where I had killed myself in an accident because I was drunk and I don’t know how much, I wasn’t drunk, I didn’t have an accident, I didn’t kill myself. Well, right now I’m half happyI must tell you, because I am in Oaxaca and back here they are making mezcal with agave”, the famous comedian joked. “Go see her, no one is going to catch anything bad,” stressed Miramontes, who in October 2020 tested positive for COVID-19.
La Lagunilla, the emblematic area where commerce is carried out, in the heart of Mexico City, is not a foreign town to Ariel Miramontes, who on the day of the presentation of the work to the media, said he knows perfectly the traditional neighborhood fixed market:
“During the time I was studying at the theater school of Fine Arts He lived on Belisario Domínguez street, almost in front of the Blanquita theaterthree blocks from La Lagunilla, so I know it perfectly, I know the market of several, all the corridors, it was my neighborhood for ten years, I know its people… apart from all of us who dedicate ourselves to this (acting) if you need that a shoe, a ribbon, you go to the Market of several”, said the actor in mid-August of this 2022.