Teatro Paraguas is proud to present We Are Hispanic, American Women… Okay? (WAHAWO), by local playwright Patricia Crespín and directed by Alix Hudson. Staged 10 years ago to the month by Paraguas, this revival of WAHAWO is a hilarious, heartfelt romp about sisterhood, generational wisdom, and body politics. The play takes place in matriarch Ramona’s (JoJo Sena de Tarnoff) kitchen, where her grizzled and disillusioned mother (Lilia Urrutia) makes drunken pronouncements with tequila bottle in hand. Ramona is the devout, lovable, overwhelmed caretaker we all know so well; in addition to her husband’s serious illness, her children’s strife with one another is a constant stress to her. One might think that her youngest, Antonia (Jeni Nelson), a liberal and irreverent rabble rouser, would be the prime culprit; but “perfect daughter” Marissa (Paola Vengoechea Martini) has demons of her own. Besides juggling a restaurant, a load of maternal expectations, and a not-so-clandestine affair, she is the mother to consentida and sarcastic 15-year-old Juanita (Shaunti Sitonik).
The stage is set; over the course of the play, the four generations of women quarrel and explore (in English and Spanglish) what it means to be part of their family, what it means to be a Latina in this day and age, and… whether tequila is tasty or is just a good way to empezar la borrachera.
We Are Hispanic, American Women...Okay?, a play by Patricia Crespin
- 3205 Calle Marie
- Santa Fe, NM 87507
- Teatro Paraguas
- $20 general admission, $12 limited income
- Recurring weekly on Thursday, Friday, Saturday