Teatro Vivo proudly presents “Real Women Have Curves,” a bilingual comedy by renowned writer and producer Josefina López, August 3-19 at the Emma S. Barrientos-Mexican American Cultural Center.
While they work in a tiny sewing factory, five women talk about their husbands and lovers, their children, and their dreams for the future. Ana, the youngest among them, just graduated from high school and dreams of going off to college, but she doesn’t have the funds. Although she needs the money, Ana doesn’t like working at the factory and has little respect for her coworkers, who make fun of her. But she keeps going to work and slowly gains an understanding and appreciation of the work and the women. From the perspective of the Latina immigrant experience, this story celebrates real women, their power, and the incredible bond that happens when women work together.
“Women are the force of our community, of our homes,” says Director Claudia M. Chávez. “As such, we can lift each other to achieve things we have not even dreamed of doing! Strength between women can be unbreakable and the most amazing bond!”
Scenic design is by Tomás Salas; lighting by Patrick Anthony; costumes by Melissa Swartz; and sound by Fabian Durán.
Committed to engaging its audience with the culture and history of the Latino experience, Teatro Vivo is a leading bilingual Latino theater company in Texas. It has received numerous awards from the Austin Critics Table and B. Iden Payne Committee.
“Real Women Have Curves” showtime is 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. General admission tickets are $20 and $25 for reserved seating.
Tickets and more information at teatrovivo.org.