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Alina Collins Maldonado: What To Expect When You're La Virgen––Staged Reading

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Candles on a table in a dark room

DC area actor, director and theater educator Alina Collins Maldonado brings her latest work, What to Expect When You're La Virgen, to the Kogod Theatre for a staged reading. A very pregnant Virgen de Guadalupe wakes up on December 12 to work her first feast day as La Virgen. Excited to answer calls for help, she discovers she may not be cut out for the job after receiving overwhelming prayers from mothers and daughters. How can she help them understand their worth when she’s beginning to question her own? Inspired by a series of actual interviews and workshops with Latine mothers and daughters, Alina offers us a bilingual solo performance examining the cultural expectations and patterns passed down through generations of Latine women.


The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

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