Real Women Have Curves

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Real Women Have Curves

This very funny and charming play deals with the immigration experience in East Los Angeles in1987. It takes place in a tiny sewing factory in the sweltering summer, and centers on five Mexican American women who are just barely getting by, each haunted by their immigrant status. The youngest of the full figured women is Ana, who has big dreams of going to college to become a writer. She is constantly writing in her journal while working at the factory, documenting the ups and downs of each character and revealing some painful truths. When the play opens, the women are working on a deadline of getting dresses ready to be sold. This put extra pressure on Ana’s older sister who is the owner of the shop. This play with a big heart is based on the playwright's personal experiences. It is a play that celebrates women's bodies, their individual and collective power, and the bonding that takes place when challenged to succeed.

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