Woman of Juarez

The gripping drama written and directed by Ruben Amavizca extended

Published on LatinoLA: October 18, 2003

Woman of Juarez

Grupo de Teatro SINERGIA presents The Women of Juarez, a new gripping drama written and directed by Ruben Amavizca, the creator of Frida Kahlo and Malinche. Eve Muller and Liane Schirmer translated the English version.

The Women of Juarez is the story of a mother searching for her missing daughter. The case of the women of Juarez begins in 1993. Since then, over 500
women have been reported missing and the bodies of 318 murdered have been found. The majority of the victims are dark-skinned young women, factory workers. The young women are kidnapped and raped repeatedly by more than one person, tortured, mutilated and murdered.

Jim Crogan of the LA Weekly writes: "This production focuses on the grief of one stricken family. The casting of the family unit is first-rate. Arely-Lorena Araniva played the effervescent but star-crossed Maritza, a teenage factory worker who
disappears. Likewise, Juanita Devis displays a devilish sense of humor as her younger sister, Chayo. Ingrid M?rquez and Pedro Ortiz portray with dignity
their hard-working, grieving parents who find their marriage strained to the breaking point. Amavizca's often moving play highlights a critical and largely
unknown issue."

The Women of Juarez will be performed at the Frida Kahlo Theater, 2332 West Fourth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90057, and Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM, Sundays at 6 PM:

In Spanish: November 14, 15, and 16.
In English: November 7, 8 & 9.

Tickets are $12 general; $10 for Seniors and students with ID.

For information and reservations, call: 213-382-8133. Our offices are open Tuesday thru Sunday from 1 to 6 PM.

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