La Llorona Llora
Drama 3F,1M one set One act
A historical and sensitive recreation of the original Mexican ‘Medea’ story of La Llorona and the conquistador who loved her.
For many Indian tribes in Mexico, the Spanish were welcomed to temper the sometimes ruthless Aztecs. These friendly tribes and the Spanish lived peacefully for awhile and their off-spring became a mixture of the two. However, one Spaniard, preparing to return home to his sisters and mother, is forbidden by them to bring his Indian wife and Mexican children. Torn, he gets them to accept his children, and decides to leave his wife. The wife, crazed with the idea of never seeing her children again, kills them, and then goes crazy from regret. Even today, there are those who say they hear her crying at night.
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Produced in Kalamazoo and Chicago by The Whole Art Theater (1994, 1995)