Friday, July 22, 2016

'Women of Ill Repute' Bring Poetic Exploration to the Guadalupe

Posted By on Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 6:35 AM

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A poetic exploration of “self-discovery and wisdom, power and weakness, despair and transcendence,” the all-female production Women of Ill Repute: REFUTE! first took the Guadalupe Theater’s stage 15 years ago, when its creators donated a portion of proceeds to the Rape Crisis Center under the name “Angels.”

Having welcomed a dozen distinct voices into the fold for incarnations in San Antonio and Austin, the collaborative endeavor evolves through the true stories of its cast but stays focused on progressive change while addressing “perceptions of gender, culture, identity, violence, abuse, anger, happiness and joy.” Promising a living “tapestry of experience,” the 2016 revival unites poets, actors, writers and activists Victoria Garcia Zapata-Klein, Amalia Ortiz, Maria Ibarra, Andi Garcia-Linn and Lisa Cortez Walden.

You can catch the group Saturday night at the Guadalupe Theater.

$12-$15 (donations accepted on behalf of the Rape Crisis Center), 8pm, Saturday, July 23, Guadalupe Theater, 1301 Guadalupe St., (210) 271-3151, guadalupeculturalarts.org. 

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