World Premiere

Blending monologue, literary reading, live music, and movement, six women relive life en el barrio in Philly during the 90s — the uplift, the grief, the spirits, the dance. Navigating the margins of many communities, they forge a library and language all their own. Premiere Residency Playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes adapts and directs her acclaimed memoir for the stage. 

The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre

“Hudes has created an exceptional body of work, at once lyrical and colloquial, playful and spiritual.”

– The New Yorker

“Quiara's in touch with spirits...this is a woman who went into playwriting because she sensed that her family stories — those in Puerto Rico, those in Philadelphia — would fade if she did not give them language.”

– Lin-Manuel Miranda

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