Long before the sprawl of Mexico City, the Aztecs established their capital, Tenochtitlàn, in 1325 on an island in the middle of Lake Texcoco. Of the more than 770 square miles of lakes originally marking the basin, less than four square miles remain. After three centuries of irrigation and flood control, the city is now thirsty. Through a compelling mix of facts and storytelling, Asalto al Agua Transparente weaves together three threads: the founding of the city, a history of its water, and the story of two people searching for those lost lakes. Shunning fables, the show is a quest to document the reality within the fiction, not to interpret it.