by Josefina López
Directed by Bryant Hernandez

March 20 thru April 12, 2020 

Set in a tiny sewing factory in East L.A., this is the touching and funny story of five full-figured Mexican-American women who are racing to meet nearly impossible production deadlines in order to keep their tiny factory from going under. And while they work, hiding from the INS (Immigration and Naturalization Service), they talk... about their husbands and lovers, their children, their dreams for the future. The story is told from the point of view of Ana, the youngest among them. Just graduated from high school, Ana dreams of getting out of the barrio and going off to college and becoming a famous writer. Although she needs the money, Ana doesn't like working at the factory and has little respect for the coworkers, who make fun of her ambitions and what they consider her idealistic feminist philosophies. However, Ana keeps coming to her job and chronicling her experiences in a journal. As the summer unfolds, she slowly gains an understanding and appreciation of the work and the women, eventually writing an essay that wins her a journalism fellowship which will take her to New York City. This play, a microcosm of the Latina immigrant experience, celebrates real women's bodies, the power of women, and the incredible bond that happens when women work together.

Licensed by Dramatic Publishing

Rated PG. Adult situations and language. Recommended for ages 13 and up.

Please select a performance
Fri, Mar 20th, 2020 at 8:00 pm
Sat, Mar 21st, 2020 at 8:00 pm
Sun, Mar 22nd, 2020 at 2:00 pm
Thu, Mar 26th, 2020 at 8:00 pm
Fri, Mar 27th, 2020 at 8:00 pm
Sat, Mar 28th, 2020 at 8:00 pm
Sun, Mar 29th, 2020 at 2:00 pm
Thu, Apr 2nd, 2020 at 8:00 pm
Fri, Apr 3rd, 2020 at 8:00 pm
Sat, Apr 4th, 2020 at 8:00 pm
Sun, Apr 5th, 2020 at 2:00 pm
Thu, Apr 9th, 2020 at 8:00 pm
Fri, Apr 10th, 2020 at 8:00 pm
Sat, Apr 11th, 2020 at 8:00 pm
Sun, Apr 12th, 2020 at 2:00 pm

All shows $25   Senior/Student and Group Discounts available.