The Civilians' LET ME ASCERTAIN YOU: BOGOTÁ Cast Announced

June 11
11:14 AM 2012


The Civilians (Steven Cosson, Artistic Director), the award-winning New York-based theater company, presents Let Me Ascertain You: Bogotá.

This special evening features interviews with inmates at El Buen Pastor, the Colombian national women’s prison. Interviewees included members of the paramilitary, guerrilla fighters, drug smugglers, and one woman who tried to tried to kill the president.

The pageant, comprised of an evening gown competition, folk-dancing, and floats built from recycled materials, is a recent innovation in the prison system that shows increased support of rehabilitation for the incarcerated. The evening will provide a unique glimpse into life in a women’s prison and into the extraordinary personal stories behind the ongoing political struggles and warfare that the country continues to face. Don't miss this one-night-only performance in The Civilians' signature style created from this one-of-a-kind interview material.

Each live performance of the Let Me Ascertain You series is recorded and released online as a podcast series available for free on iTunes.

Directed by: Steven Cosson

Performers: Vanessa Aspillaga, Matthew Dellapina, Donnetta Lavinia Grays, Jenny Morris, Flor De Liz Perez, Maria Elena Ramirez, Carolina Ravassa and KJ Sanchez

Let Me Ascertain You: Bogotá, June 13, 2012 at 7:30 PM
92YTribeca, 200 Hudson Street


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