UVa Spanish Theater Group presents "Las putas de San Julián"

January 6, 2018

From February 9–11th at Helms Theater, the University of Virginia Spanish Theater Group will be presenting its production, in its original language, of Argentine playwright Ramón Mosquera's Las putas de San Julián.

Las putas de San Julián is based on a chapter of Osvaldo Bayer's book Patagonia Rebelde (1972-1977), an indispensable account of the brutal repression of a rural workers’ strike by the Argentine army between 1920 and 1922 in the province of Santa Cruz in Patagonia. The play takes place in February of 1922, and tells the story of five prostitutes in “La Catalana” brothel in Puerto San Julián who become symbols of the resistance to state authoritarianism, violence, and repression when they refuse to have sex with the “assassins” of the workers.

Las putas de San Julián is the latest production by the University of Virginia Spanish Theater Group and director Fernando Operé, who with the help of graduate students and faculty, has been enriching UVa and the Charlottesville community with performances in Spanish by Spanish-speaking playwrights for 36 years. Don't miss out on this unique theater experience!

Performances at Helms Theater (UVa Drama Building)

Friday, February 9, 2018 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 2 p.m.

Admission is $5 for students and $15 for non-students.
Tickets are available to purchase online, or at the Arts Box Office in Culbreth Theater (Mon–Fri 12–5 p.m., 434-924-3376).

There will also be a talk by the playwright, Rubén Mosquera, at 3pm on February 9 in Minor Hall 125.

Content Warning: This play addresses violent themes, including police violence and sexual violence. Students are encouraged to reach out to CAPS or the Women's Center for resources, and the general public can access professional guidance at RAINN or the Crisis Text Line.

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