Real Women Have Curves at The Costa Mesa Playhouse
Based on her own experiences, Josefina Lópezs play tells the story of five full-figured Latina women who are racing to meet production deadlines in order to keep their tiny East L.A. sewing factory from going under. While they work and hide from immigration agents, they talk about their husbands, lovers, children and dreams for the future. A microcosm of the Latina immigrant experience, Real Women Have Curves celebrates real women's bodies, the power of women, and the strength of the Latina experience.
Originally premiering in 1990 and produced as a motion picture in 2002, Josefina López updated the play in 2015 to incorporate ever-changing immigration laws. López will attend the September 23 performance and participate in an audience talkback with the director and cast following the show. Additional talkback opportunities with cast, crew, and director will be held on Sept 10, 16, and 30.
Real Women Have Curves is directed by Sara Guerrero, founding artistic director of Breath of Fire Latina Theater Ensemble, Orange Countys only Latina theatre. Guerrero was recently named by American Theatre Magazine as a person to watch in American theatre. This is her first production with the Costa Mesa Playhouse.
The all-Latina cast features Tiffany McQuay, Angela Moore, Jessica Delgado, Angela Apodaca, and, alternating in the central role of Ana, Anatalia Vallez and Aurora Hale (Sept. 15-17).
Production team: Dramaturg: Patrice Amon, Ph.D., Lighting: Marissa Alejandra Diaz, Scenic: Ryan Linhardt, Costume Gowns: Laurie Martinez, Costume Consultant: Josephine Siu, Sound: John McQuay, Original Music / Composer: Moisés Vázquez, Production Artistic Consultant: Julianna Stephanie Ojeda, and Assistant Dramaturg: Victoria Yette Zepeda
The Costa Mesa Playhouse (View)
661 Hamilton Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
|Minimum Age: 12|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|