Miami Lakes, Florida 33014
Performing at Mainstreet Players (Feb 3 - Feb 26)
Runtime: 2 Hours
THIS VERY FUNNY AND CHARMING PLAY DEALS WITH THE IMMIGRATION EXPERIENCE IN EAST L.A IN 1987. IT TAKES PLACE IN A TINY SEWING FACTORY IN THE SWELTERING SUMMER,AND CENTERS ON FIVE MEXICAN AMERICAN WOMEN WHO ARE JUST BARELY GETTING BY,EACH HAUNTED BY THEIR IMMIGRATION STATUS. THE YOUNGEST OF THE FULL-FIGURED WOMEN IS ANA,WHO HAS BIG DREAMS OF GOING TO BECOME A WRITER. SHE IS CONSTANTLY WRITING IN HER JOURNAL WHILE WORKING AT THE FACTORY,DOCUMENTING THE UPS AND DOWNS OF EACH CHARACTER AND REVEALING SOME PAINFUL TRUTHS. WHEN THE PLAY OPENS THE WOMEN ARE WORKING ON A DEADLINE OF GETTING DRESSES WAITING TO BE SOLD.THIS PUTS EXTRA PRESSURE ON ANA'S OLDER SISTER,WHO IS THE OWNER OF THE SHOP. THIS PLAY WITH A BIG HEART IS BASED ON THE PLAYWRIGHT'S PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND IS A MICROCOSM OF THE LATINA IMMMIGRANT EXPERIENCE.IT IS A PLAY THAT CELEBRATES WOMEN'S BODIES, THEIR INDIVIDUAL AND COLLECTIVE POWER,AND THE BONDING THAT TAKES PLACE WHEN CHALLENGED TO SUCCEED.
This organization is formed to provide cultural enrichment and entertainment for the community and to provide an outlet for expression of the talents of members and community volunteers.
The specific purposes for which this corporation is formed are to encourage, coordinate, promote, and develop interest in and education for the arts; to produce and present plays and any of the other various forms of live theater, and to enhance the cultural level of the community.
This corporation is organized to meet the provisions of section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 and any corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Code.