Julio Marth, production assistant for the play “Little Hood, what’s up with your grandmother!” he was very close to Carlos Ignacio during the rehearsals and performances of the play. He was even asked to type the libretto because Carlos Ignacio had only “notes by hand, messy and on loose sheets.”
“I did this work without being paid anything,” says Marth, “but I did it gladly because I believed in the project.”
The play was only on the billboard for two weeks and, although it was intended as Silvia Pinal’s great return to the stage, the actress was only in three performances and canceled another due to stomach problems and blood pressure.
When the work was canceled, Carlos Ignacio announced that he was resigning from the work because he felt betrayed, since some audios were leaked in which the producer of the work, Iván Cochegrus, is heard exchanging insults with him.
However, Julio Marth assures that the real reason why Carlos Ignacio resigned is because “he has a long tail that they step on him.”
The production assistant assures that Carlos Ignacio, in his role as director, was rude to the staff, insulted the costume designer and put the production in trouble because one day he asked to buy materials that he discarded the next day.
“He generated unnecessary expenses; he asked us for fabrics of a certain color and then he said no, that he didn’t like it anymore, that we should buy another one. The same thing happened with the costumes and with the scenery. They brought him two proposals from set designers and he didn’t like any of them.”
Marth says that he witnessed how Carlos Ignacio one day mistreated the costume designer.
“That time he was already upset, when he arrived at the theater he went to see the costumes and said that it was crap, that it was useless.”
In addition, Marth claims that he never arrived on time.
I know that the gentleman has a name and prestige but he was two hours late for rehearsals. And people were waiting for him to arrive. And as a director, what he did was what is known as ‘el mariachazo'”.
In theater, it is called “mariachazo” to a disorderly style of directing, placing the actors in a line to give directions as if it were a mariachi.
“The truth is that he directed her to the ride,” summarizes Marth.
The situation only changed when Silvia Pinal went to the theater. “Those days everything was harmony, she arrived on time, she directed well, everything was perfect.”