Teatro Vivo presents Enfrascada, a dark comedy by renowned playwright and screenwriter Tanya Saracho, presented at the Emma S. Barrientos-Mexican American Cultural Center under the direction of Claudia M. Chávez.

Alicia is a successful art curator who seems to have her life together. But, when her world is turned upside down, she turns to her friends for support. Together they seek the guidance of wise señoras - and enter the realm of hoodoo, santería, curanderismo, and nostalgia - to make things how they used to be. With Karina Domínguez, Emily McDougall, Eva McQuade, Bárbara Mojica, JoJanie Segura Moreno, and Minerva Villa-Rivera, this hilarious and touching comedy about a group of modern-day Latinas explores the true magic of friendship.

“This story touches on so many amazing aspects of our culture,” says Chávez. “It embodies freedom and the sisterhood of women.”

September 7-24, 2017
Thursdays - Saturdays at 8pm; Sundays at 2pm

Emma S. Barrientos - Mexican American Cultural Center
600 River St, Austin, TX 78701

Stage management by René Gatica; Set by Gerardo de la Cruz; Lighting by Patrick Anthony; Costumes by Melissa Swartz; Props by Deanna Deolloz; Sound by Carlos Schroeder-Arce

About Tanya Saracho:
Born in Sinaloa, México Tanya Saracho grew up between Reynosa, Mexico and McAllen, Texas. She is a playwright who also writes for television, including "Looking," "Girls," "Devious Maids," and How To Get Away With Murder.” Saracho is a winner of the Ofner Prize given by the Goodman Theater in Chicago, a recipient of an NEA Distinguished New Play Development Project Grant, and was given the first “Revolucionario” Award in Theater by the National Museum of Mexican Art.

This project is sponsored in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department and FuturoFund Austin.

Event Details

  • Date: September 7-24, 2017
  • Time: Thursdays - Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
  • Venue: Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center
  • Website: https://teatrovivo.org/home/current/

Ticket Information

  • Cost: $20 General Admission; $25 Reserved

Presenter Details

  • Name: Teatro Vivo
  • Committed to engaging its audience with the culture and history of the Latino experience, Teatro Vivo is a leading bilingual Latino theater company in Texas, and has received numerous awards from the Austin Critics Table and B. Iden Payne Committee. Teatro Vivo is a recipient of the FuturoFund Austin Award, and the Award for Leadership in Community-Based and Civic Engagement from the Association for Theatre in Higher Education. Visit TeatroVivo.org for more information.

Venue Details

  • Address: 600 River Street
  • City: Austin
  • State: TX
  • Zip: 78701