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The Women of Juarez / Mujeres de Juarez

Coming to Teatro Frida Kahlo this month and next, as part of their Día de los Muertos Performances, is a grim reminder and public protest of Mexico’s disappeared.

Teatro Frida Kahlo will mark “Día de los Muertos” with special performances during the months of October and November of the acclaimed play, The Women of Juarez / Mujeres de Juarez in both English and Spanish.

The Women of Juarez / Mujeres de Juarez follows the story of Rosario, a mother whose daughter, Maritza mysteriously disappears one day on her way to work in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Maritza represents one of the hundreds of young women who have vanished in the border city since 1993, and one of tens of thousands of people who have gone missing in Mexico’s drug wars.

In light of the mounting pressure on Mexican President this play is both the deeply personal story of a mother’s anguished search for her girl and a powerful protest of the Mexican government’s continued silence as the number of disappeared continues to grow daily in the country.

Written and directed by Ruben Amavizca-Murua, this interpretation of The Women of Juarez / Mujeres de Juarez brings the play home to Amavizca’s Teatro Frida Kahlo. Since 2003, this powerful play has been presented in Spain, Puerto Rico and throughout the continental United States.

Performance Schedule:
Fridays and Saturdays 8pm
Sundays 6pm

Performances in Spanish
October 8-9 and 14-16
November 4-6 and 11-13

Performances in English
October 21-23 and 28-30

Frida Kahlo Theater
2332 W. 4th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90057

$16 General
$11 Preview Performances on October 8, 9 and 21

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