Braided Sorrow

Feb 03, 2023 to Feb 11, 2023
Marisela Treviño Orta
Directed by: 
Natalie Villamonte Zito
David Thayer Theatre
Friday, February 3, 2023 - 8:00pm
Saturday, February 4, 2023 - 8:00pm
Sunday, February 5, 2023 - 2:00pm
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - 8:00pm
Thursday, February 9, 2023 - 8:00pm
Friday, February 10, 2023 - 8:00pm
Saturday, February 11, 2023 - 8:00pm


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.


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.