Watsonville: Some Place Not Here

Watsonville: Some Place Not Here

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Milagro Theatre
525 SE Stark St
Portland, OR 97214

MAY 3-26, 2018
2:00 PM | 7:30 PM (DATE DEPENDENT)
By Cherríe Moraga
Directed by Elizabeth Huffman
Bilingual Performance

A dynamic mother/daughter duo takes the stage in the final show in our boundary-shattering season!

Thursday, May 3, 7:30 PM
Preview and wine tasting with Coopers Hall prior to the performance.

Friday, May 4, 7:30 pm
Opening Night and reception catered by Tortilleria Y Tienda De Leon following the performance.

Sunday, May 6, 2:00 PM
Matinee and post-show talkback.

Watsonville: Some Place Not Here

Set in Watsonville, California, a story of women’s triumph loosely based on a 1985 – 1987 Cannery strike, a Richter scale earthquake, and a vision of the Virgen de Guadalupe.

This drama is vividly realized; you will smell the sopa de albondigas, feel the warmth of the California sun, and listen to the sensuous music of the bolero. Developed through interviews conducted with residents in Watsonville, Moraga accounts the story of the working Chicana women rising up to defend their community. Their fight against unfair wages, persecution based on citizenship status, and threats to their families’ safety brings them together in an unbreakable sisterhood.

Elizabeth Huffman, Director

Elizabeth Huffman returns to Milagro for the third time having previously directed Oedipus El Rey and American Night. She recently returned from Germany where she directed her new musical Bon Temps Roulez at the Shakespeare Cafe, translated into German by the prestigious Bremer Shakespeare Company. Her other play, Not My Revolution, directed by Louanne Moldovan, was originally presented at Milagro for Cygnet Productions in 2016 and made it’s Equity premier in 2017 at Fusion Theatre in New Mexico.

Elizabeth recently performed Not My Revolution in NYC in its new multi- media version, re-directed by Ms. Moldovan and will tour internationally this summer. In 2019 she will travel to Chicago to develop it into a three-character play at Silk Road Rising. Other Portland directing projects include: Mary Stuart, King John, Lion In Winter, Antony & Cleopatra, Oedipus the King, Trojan Women, Ladies Man and November.

Cherrie Moraga, Playwright

Cherríe Moraga is a co-editor of This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color, republished in a new edition by SUNY Press in 2015. As a political and literary essayist, she has published several collections of writings, including A Xicana Codex of Changing Consciousness — Writings 2000-2010. Moraga is the recipient of the United States Artist Rockefeller Fellowship for Literature, the American Studies Association Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Lambda Foundation’s “Pioneer” award, among many other honors.

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