‘Enfrascada’ play showcases all-women cast

By Luis Diaz

The East Los Angeles College Theater Department premieres “Enfrascada” by Tania Saracho, a story about women’s voice and empowerment. The story is told from the point of view of a woman who is going through a breakup.

The play feels very personal because it features elements that are related to Latin culture. 

From the music to the setting, different countries in Latin America are represented in the play.

Colombia is represented with Karol G’s music. Puerto Rico is represented with people from the country in the accents, clothes and lifestyles. 

“Enfrascada” is a play that brings awareness to the emotional abuse women go through when a break-up happens. 

The audience will see the after effects of the breakup from the perspective of the main character Alicia. The play shows that she is willing to do anything to get her fiance back. She tries witchcraft on him and also goes out to be distracted from the harsh truth. 

The play has an all-women cast. This brings attention to topics of domestic abuse, emotional abuse and focuses on giving women a voice when it comes to those topics that aren’t talked about much. 

“I feel the play can make an impact on the community and on ELAC because we can see a show with Latinx women and give them an opportunity to give them a voice and show amazing theater for ELAC,” Ramiro Segovia director, said. 

“You know I feel this is a good opportunity to show this play to the community because of everything that has been happening in the community and world. 

“Black Lives Matter, the Me Too movement and just all the abuse women go through. Now is the time to show this play to the community,” Segovia said. 

Segovia said the goal for Friday is to sell out, and in doing, so have people talk about the play. Then word of mouth can go around and make an impact in the community. 

“Enfrascada” opens Friday at 8 p.m. in the P2 Black Box theater. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $10.

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