Braided Sorrow
By Marisela Treviño Orta
Directed by Natalie Villamonte Zito

Please be advised that this performance includes the use of theatrical fog/haze, explicit language, staged violence and sexual assault, and references to violence against women.

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February 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 2023 - 8:00pm
February 5, 2023 - 2:00pm
David Thayer Theatre, UI Theatre Building

In the Mexican border city of Juárez, Alma has newly arrived to take a job in an American-owned factory in order to help her family survive by sending money back to her parents and helping to provide for her brother and pregnant sister-in-law. At sixteen years old, Alma is shocked by the dangers of the city–the femicides and disappearances–lurking outside the factory’s walls, until she is visited by La Llorona. In Marisela Treviño Orta’s (MFA '18) poetic Braided Sorrow, Alma is set on a treacherous journey calling on her bravery to end the unnatural nightmares of Juárez.

A special thanks to Maria Bruno, Adam Robinson, and Katryn Duarte.

Tickets are available through the Hancher Box Office website or by calling 319-335-1160.