Raquel Almazan's LA NEGRA Gets Developmental Reading
Lone Star Theatre Company and La Lucha Arts present a free staged reading of Raquel Almazan's LA NEGRA directed by Fernando Parra Borti.
As the Day of the Dead approaches, Drug Cartel Queen La Negra takes a ritualistic journey from child prostitute to patron saint of Mexico: La Santa Muerte. Siete, her top drug pusher lover, a Gringo tourist painter, and hundreds of street children inhabit her world towards light and peace. The citizens of Tijuana, police officers and skull figures of the night force her to face her relentless darkness. These light and dark symbolic forces within her battle for the future of Mexico itself.
The cast includes Adriana Sananes, Juan Villa, Gilbert Cruz, Annabel Guevara, Greg Barone, and Raquel Almazan.
The reading takes place on Monday February 20th at Jack Dempsey's (36 West 33rd Street, New York, NY 10001). Reception to follow directly after the reading. Tickets are free and can be reserved here: https://www.artful.ly/store/events/11396?mc_cid=d3a8692e8c&mc_eid=%5BUNIQID%5D.
LA NEGRA is part of Almazan's Latin is America play cycle, a bi-lingual cycle of plays that will ultimately have 33 parts, one for each of the countries and dependencies in Latin American. LA NEGRA is written in dedication to the country of Mexico: you can't build a wall around a play.