You may have seen the 2002 hit indie film, Real Women Have Curves. The HBO film that won awards on Sundance was based on a long-running play by Josefina Lopez, a graduate of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. Now you can watch the play as it goes back to its ra√≠ces (roots) on the stage. Real Women Have Curves will run February 17-April 9 at Casa 0101 Theater in Boyle Heights.
“Real Women Have Curves” is a comedy about five full figured Latinas working in a tiny sewing factory in Boyle Heights who try to meet an impossible production deadline while hiding from the INS. The play celebrates the bond of women working together as well as the contribution of Latinos to the U.S. and explores the politics of beauty and immigration. The story is seen through the eyes of Ana Garcia, who like Anne Frank, keeps a diary and chronicles the day to day events of a crowded, sewing factory as the colorful women gossip, fight, and hide out. The women’s endurance despite their hardships inspires Ana to become a writer and go to college.
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Casa 0101 Theater is located at 2009 E. 1st Street; Los Angeles, CA 90033. All tickets are $15 for general admission, and $12 for students, Senior Citizens with I.D. and Boyle Heights residents with I.D. displaying 90033 or 90063 zip code. To make reservations or for further information, check LA Theater Project, or email [email protected] , or call: (323) 263-7684.
Reservations are recommended.