LAS MUJERES DEL MAR – Playwrights Arena at Atwater Village Theatre

Photo by Kelly Stuart

Deborah Klugman – Stage Raw

Part memory play, part social drama, Janine Salinas Schoenberg’s Las Mujeres Del Mar(Women of the Sea) tells the story of three generations of Mexican-American women who strive to love and support each other despite their past wounds and resentments. A world premiere mounted at Playwrights’ Arena, it’s skillfully directed by Diane Rodriguez, and framed by an array of technical elements that highlight a meaningful story. Yet despite good dialogue and three fully realized lead characters, the production is off the mark; racing through several generations of events at breakneck speed, it imparts sensitivity and breadth but needs more detail in parts of the narrative to attain its full power.
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Now running through October 14