Bittersweet Dreams: A Performance by Petrona de la Cruz Cruz
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Bittersweet Dreams, a performance by Petrona de la Cruz Cruz, relates the story of a Mayan girl from the Chiapas highlands who overcomes obstacles and traumas to find personal peace and creative fulfullment.
Petrona de la Cruz Cruz is a Tzotzil Mayan playwright and actor from Tzinacantan, Chiapas. She is a founding member of FOMMA (Fortaleza de la Mujer Maya), an organization that uses theater to empower indigenous women. She won the Rosario Castellanos Chiapas Prize for Literature in 1992 and has served as a state advisor for human rights in Mexico.
Free & Open to the Public. This performance will be in Spanish and English and contain explicit references to sexual violence.
Hosted by the UCLA Latin American Institute. Co-sponsored by the UCLA American Indian Studies Center.
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