In the Mexican border city of Juárez, Alma has newly arrived to take a job in an American-owned factory in order to help her family survive by sending money back to her parents and helping to provide for her brother and pregnant sister-in-law. At sixteen years old, Alma is shocked by the dangers of the city–the femicides and disappearances–lurking outside the factory’s walls, until she is visited by La Llorona. In Marisela Treviño Orta’s (MFA '18) poetic Braided Sorrow, Alma is set on a treacherous journey calling on her bravery to end the unnatural nightmares of Juárez.
Please be advised that this performance includes the use of theatrical fog/haze, explicit language, staged violence and sexual assault, and references to violence against women.
In advance of the performance, we'd like to invite you to visit our Virtual Lobby to learn more about the production and our team.
|La Llorona||Kat Guerrero|
|Señor Fillmore/Chorus||Johan Avila*|
|Chorus/Blanca Gomez||Savannah Mazas*|
|Director||Natalie Villamonte Zito|
|Stage Manager||Jordan "J.J." Jones|
|Assistant Stage Manager||Savanha Moore|
|Scenic Designer||Alex Casillas|
|Assistant Scenic Designer||Dorothy Craven*|
|Lighting Designer||Victor Maldonado|
|Assistant Lighting Designer||Jeffrey Oakley|
|Costume Designer||Abigail Mansfield Coleman|
|Assistant Costume Designer||Annelies Knight*|
|Props Designer||Gina Smothers|
|Audio Designer||Colten Langfitt|
|Media Designer||Kenneth Collins|
|Fight Director||Paul Kalina|
|Intimacy Director||Owen Brightman|
*Undergraduate student. UI Theatre is dedicated to providing hands-on theatre experience for both undergraduate and graduate students.
Tickets are available through the Hancher Box Office website or by calling 319-335-1160.
Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office at the Theatre Building one hour prior to the performance, on an as-available basis, unless the production is sold out.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Hancher Box Office in advance at 319-335-1158.
Can't make it to a live performance? Visit our Virtual Lobby to check out the video premiere on Sunday, February 19 at 2:00pm! This recording will be available until March 12.