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Published on Sep 10, 2010
Inspired by the texts of author Elena Poniatowska, "the Grande Dame of Mexican Literature," Oswaldo Calderón′s Las Soldaderas pays tribute to the women who were active participants in the Mexican Revolution. Calderón explores the role played by these diverse women in a series of scenes depicting the lives of five fictional young women. According to Poniatowska, without these women, "there is no Mexican Revolution-they kept it alive and fertile, like the earth." Aguijón developed this play through a series of workshops exploring the quotidian aspects of war (the everyday, "non-events" that don′t make it into the history books) and the devastating effects of war on willing and non-willing participants.
After a successful world premiere on July 21 as part of Goodman Theatre's 5th Biennial Latino Theatre Festival, Aguijon announces this BILINGUAL run of its latest production. Las Soldaderas will be performed in Spanish (Fridays and Sundays) and English (Saturdays) by a bilingual cast.
In this video our actress Alicia P personifies one of Las Soldaderas - M1