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Monday, October 16, 2006

El Paso theatrical troup to bring Josefina Lopez play to stage

Los Actores, El Paso’s Spanish bilingual theater company will present Confessions of Women from East L.A. from November 2-4, 2006 at the El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana.

Performances of this play by L.A. native Josefina Lopez and directed by company member and first-time director Joanne Lopez are Thursday through Saturday at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday at 2:00 p.m.

This play is related as a series of monologues in English by nine Latinas from Los Angeles. They represent a cross-section of contemporary Hispanic women and tackle a wide range of issues. In the words of the playwright: “Latina women have always been categorized and portrayed as virgins, mothers and whores in plays, movies and television. I don’t like that because I am none of them. I am a combination of all of them…Latinas are complex, diverse and powerful.”

Tickets are $8.00 for adults; $6.00 for seniors 65 and older, full-time students, and active duty military. They will be available at the door starting at 7:00 p.m. For groups of 15 or more to take advantage of the special $5.00 rate, tickets must be purchased at least 48 hours in advance.

For more information, call 474-4275 or 240-7693, or call the El Paso Playhouse at


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