Anoka-Ramsey Community College will present a free performance of “Quita Mitos.”
The public is invited to join ARCC’s Office of Diversity and Multiculturalism and Counseling Services to celebrate Latina women and explore this complex, humorous play.
The play will be performed March 5, 2 p.m, at the Coon Rapids Campus Performing Arts Center, 11200 Mississippi Blvd.
“Quita Mitos,” which translates to removes myths, is about the life of three geographically and culturally adrift Mexican women teetering on the border between Mexican and American identity.
On the run from their marriage, children, mothers and men, these women find themselves trapped in a cheap motel room.
Tanya Saracho, named Best New Playwright of 2010 by Chicago Magazine, penned the script. Saracho is co-founder and former artistic director of Teatro Luna, Chicago’s first all-Latina performance company.
“This performance allows local audiences a unique opportunity to become more aware of social justice issues such as immigration, gender, equity, racism and domestic violence,” said Merlita Lockman, ARCC’s interim director of diversity and multiculturalism.
A 30-minute discussion will follow the play, which will be presented in English with some Spanish phrases sprinkled throughout.
Anoka-Ramsey Community College is aligned with Anoka Technical College. Together the institutions serve more than 16,000 learners – the largest community and technical college entity in Minnesota.
For more information about multicultural events at ARCC, contact Lockman at Merlita.Lockman@anokaramsey.edu or call 763-433-1298.