Friday, March 5, 2010

"Women of Juarez" at California Stage



by Rubén Amavizca-Murúa in the Wilkerson Theater

Directed by Dr. Manuel Jose Pickett

This dark tragedy is based on the deaths of hundreds of women in Juarez, Mexico, who are found raped, tortured, and buried in the desert with no real explanation. Since 1993, over 600 women have been reported missing and the bodies of more than 400 murdered victims have been found.

Play Director, Manuel Picket says, ‘California Stage and Teatro Espejo are hoping to raise the cry: ‘NOT ONE MORE!’ with this production”. California Stage Producer Ray Tatar says that “If 600 women disappeared from the streets of Sacramento; there would be hell to pay! We would find those murderers, yet most people don’t know about this on-going tragedy because the media which survives on the next gruesome tale does not see itself in a leadership role”.

The play tells the story of a family who refuses to accept complacent explanations by the Mexican authorities as to the disappearance of their daughter and their plight to find an immediate answer. Award-winning actress Diana Mandujano stars in “The Women of Juarez” playing a mother searching for her missing daughter only to discover an intricate web of misogyny, police and political corruption.

“Women of Juarez” plays between February 19 and March 21, 2010. in the Wilkerson Theater, 1725 25th Street, in Midtown Sacramento. Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 2 PM. Ticket prices are $20.00, for general admission, $15.00, for Students, SARTA members and seniors, and $12.00 for groups of six or more. The theater is accessible.


2010 play season is collaboration with The Sacramento Progressive Communities

and Matrix Arts, non-profits serving the greater Sacramento area. 916-451-5822

1725 25 Street sacramento, California, 95816--

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