Sept. 5, 2004 – Caribbean Community Theatre presents Real Women have Curves from Sept. 10 through Sept. 19. This play by Josefina Lopez is an adult comedy. Set in a tiny sewing factory in East Los Angeles., this is the story of five full-figured Mexican-American women who are racing to meet nearly impossible production deadlines in order to keep their tiny factory from going under. And while they work, hiding from the INS, they talk
about their husbands and lovers, their children, their dreams for the future. The story is told from the point of view of Ana, the youngest among them. Just graduated from high school, Ana dreams of getting out of the barrio and going off to college and becoming a famous writer.
Opening night for Real Women have Curves is Friday, Sept. 10. Curtain time on the Friday and Saturday evenings, September 10,11 and 17,18 is 8 p.m. There will also be a matinee on Sunday, Sept. 19 at 4 p.m. Performances will be held at the Caribbean Community Theatre at #18 Estate Orange Grove, Christiansted, St. Croix.
Ialena Harris-Jarvis, Jacqueline Heyliger, Carmen Simmonds, Khnuma Simmonds and Ianna Smith make up the cast of characters of this play. Marsha Munchez directs, with Eileen Des Jardins as producer, and Richard Mackay on lights and sound.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students, with discounts available to CCT members. Call 778-1983 for reservations. Note that Real Women have Curves is an adult comedy and not recommended for children under age 13.
Real Women have Curves is sponsored by Christiansted Apothecary Hall, Coastal Financial Company LLC, Crucian Gold, The Garden Spot, Globalvest Management Company, L.P., James River Capital Corp., William Mahar, Mongoose 104.9, Isle 95 and Sunny FM 99.5, and The Office Supply Store. The project is jointly supported by a grant from the Virgin Islands Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington, D.C.
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