Based on a series of intimate interviews, this new one-woman play demonstrates the power of speaking truth, even as it considers the implications of doing so. More…
An actress enters a theater, picks up a script, and begins to read. The story that unfolds details disturbing and haunting accounts of the murder of thousands of women in Juarez, Mexico and one playwright’s journey of discovery and responsibility. As lines blur between theatricality and reality, intense and provocative questions are raised and demand deeper examination.
Please Note: the way she spoke is intended for a mature audience and contains graphic descriptions of violence. Recommended for ages 14+.
See it if ur a fan of Kate del Castillo; u want to hear a harrowing, eye-opening probe into the mistreatment of women in the border town of Jaurez.
Don't see it if u expect any inventive stagecraft, gripping theatricality or explosive histrionics; u expect a lighthearted monologue from a telenovela star
See it if you're interested enough in the epidemic of violence against women in Juarez that a simple data dump on the topic is worth your time & money
Don't see it if you like your 1-person shows to be stage-worthy.
See it if Interested in true crime tale of murders of Mexican women on the border, to see single actress manage play's odd structure, fan of actress
Don't see it if turned off by subject matter, confused by a man's story played out by a woman, don't like occasional Spanish phrases in dialogue
See it if Documenting monologue of the fallen women of Juarez and their graphic demise at the hands of those perpetrating violence.
Don't see it if Misstep in actor reading headlines/script which isolates the topic from the reality she's trying to create. The result lands like a podcast.
Also This is a gruesome entertainment.
See it if You want to know more about the 'desaparecidos" of Juarez. You want to see a one woman show filled with colors that really works.
Don't see it if This production is, by definition, a violent depiction of the random murder of women south of the border. THe images are stark and vivid.
See it if you enjoy fine acting by one woman speaking Spanish & English telling of the tragic unpunished killing of women in Juarez
Don't see it if you prefer ensemble acting.
See it if you're a fan of actress Kate del Castillo, director Jo Bonney, or playwright Isaac Gomez; you're from Juarez, Mexico; you adore solo shows
Don't see it if you expect a coherent narrative or character development or dramatic tension; you dislike bi-lingual scripts; you go to the theatre to laugh
See it if You like to hear what happens in real life close to the US border and want to try to understand why people want to come to USA
Don't see it if You do not like graphic and intense descriptions of awful events and you feel too distant from this sort of reality
See it if You enjoy one-person shows that tests the strengths of an actor dealing with rich, compelling text.
Don't see it if You don't enjoy a somewhat verbose narrative style that makes you feel like you'll never get to leave.
See it if You want to be reminded of the atrocities being committed against women, particularly in Mexico and how little is being done about it.
Don't see it if You expect to see a well crafted play. This is disjointed, hard to make sense, hard to hear, and understand if you don’t speak Spanish.
See it if You do not care if a play makes little sense or can be confusing at times. If you like a baron stage.
Don't see it if Actor speaking Spanish at times, difficult to hear at times. If you want a quality production or professionally done.
See it if Gomez's stark, hallucinatory mono-drama about the brutal border murders of Mexican women is played with heartfelt conviction by del Castillo
Don't see it if Depiction of the various characters can be muddled & actress' accent sometimes hinders; but the closing invocation of victims is chilling
See it if you want some exposure to the homicides in Juarez. A mostly bare stage is brought to life with projections.
Don't see it if you want a good grasp of the problem as the play jumps around and the actress is hard to hear and interjects a lot of phrases in Spanish.
See it if you are a feminist activist. One woman telling the on going story of women being raped and killed in Juarez, Mexico. She plays many parts.
Don't see it if the horrific descriptions are likely to be triggering. There is a lot of untranslated Spanish. The structure of the play is confusing,
See it if you want to see Isaac Gomez's reaction being exposed to things he should have known already
Don't see it if you cannot tolerate bilingual plays or violence toward women is triggering for you.
See it if You really like one woman plays and are willing to plow through one that has a lot of characters and is pretty confusing
Don't see it if Well, the person on my left was fighting back sleep; the person on my right just had a nap. I guess if you're rested, you don't need it.
See it if This was a solid one-woman show exploring gender-based violence in the Ciudad Juarez. Kate del Castillo is strong in this important story.
Don't see it if The pacing and writing were a bit uneven and dragged a bit in the middle. There were a few scene shifts that I had a hard time following
Also The final line is haunting and will stay with me for a while.
See it if you speak Spanish; are a fan of Ms. del Castillo; are interested in the subject of the disappearance of Mexican women in Juarez.
Don't see it if you don't understand Spanish.The fact that a play discusses an important issue isn't enough in & of itself to make you like
See it if you like ambitious bilingual solo shows with intense and violent content with a message.
Don't see it if you don't like seeing one actor play multiple parts, don't like barren sets with lighting, don't like an actor reading from a transcript.
See it if If you know about the epidemic of killing of young women in Juarez, this intense one woman show will really grab you.
Don't see it if If you just don't like one person monologue type shows and/or have no interest in the topic.