La Carpio quilt project is transformed into a short stage play

That quilt the women of La Carpio stitched together as a literary project two years ago is coming to the stage this weekend. The “Voices of the Quilt” is a collection of short monologues that developed from the work the women put into the original quilt with the help of the Fundación Humantaria Costarricense headed by Gail Nystrom.

The women in the low-income community west of the downtown were asked to create a quilt panel that told a story. From the result, a playwright constructed the sequence that will be presented starting tonight. The saga of the quilt is just one of five short works that will be presented. The English production is directed by Annette Hallett,

“Productions that feature one act or short plays are becoming an increasingly popular format for theater companies these days” she said. “The audiences enjoy the variety, and the actors enjoy the opportunity it offers to explore a expanded repertoire of roles.”

The show will be performed this and next weekend with performances Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and a Sunday matinee at 2:30 p.m. All plays are at the Teatro Laurence Olivier on Avenida 3 at  Calle 28. More information is available HERE!

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