Watsonville, Some Place Not Here 

by Cherríe Moraga

Milagro Theatre Group, Portland OR.

Set in Watsonville, California, a story of women’s triumph loosely based on a 1985 – 1987 Cannery strike, a Richter scale earthquake, and a vision of the Virgen de Guadalupe. This drama is vividly realized; you will smell the sopa de albondigas, feel the warmth of the California sun, and listen to the sensuous music of the bolero. Developed through interviews conducted with residents in Watsonville, Moraga accounts the story of the working Chicana women rising up to defend their community. Their fight against unfair wages, persecution based on citizenship status, and threats to their families’ safety brings them together in an unbreakable sisterhood.

CAST

Bunnie Rivera

Dolores

Patricia Alvitez

Lucha

Amalia Alarcon Morrris

Amparo

Rosalie Siler

Susana

Matthew Sepeda

JoJo

Feliciano- Tencos- Garcia

Chente

Osvaldo Gonzales

Juan

Enrique Andrade

Don Arturo/Monsignor

Julio Cesar Velasquez

Singer/Factory Worker

PRODUCTION TEAM

Director

Elizabeth Huffman

Assistant Director

Sierra Brambila

Scenic Design

Mark Haack

Costume Design

Alyssa Rands

Lighting & Projection Design

Zack Ward

Sound Design

Phillip Johnson

Properties Master

Sarah Andrews

Fight Choreographer

Kristen Mun

Stage Manager

Walter Petryk


 

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