By Krista Daly
A group of full-figured women are racing against the clock to keep their business, a small sewing factory in East Los Angeles, afloat. At least that’s what audiences will see when they go to the Pasadena Playhouse to watch the comedic play “Real Women Have Curves.”
The play, written by Josefina López, stars Blanca Araceli, Santana Dempsey, Diana DeLaCruz, Cristina Friar and Ingrid Oliu, and is directed by Seema Sueko. Sueko said she wanted to direct a comedy, after doing a drama for her first directing assignment for the main stage.
“It’s a great joy,” she said of directing the play. “The cast is fantastic.”
The idea for “Real Women Have Curves” came out of community conversations regarding Latinas on stage as well as collaboration with The James Irvine Foundation, who is increasing participation of Latinas on stage.
“All comedies are such a good vehicle for transformation and transformative ideas,” she said.
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