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Molina’s Play Performed Twice

Last fall, Alejandra Molina, assistant professor of modern languages, participated in a theatre-writing workshop organized by Teatro Taller involving Cornell faculty, staff, students and various community members all working under the mentorship of internationally-known Chicano playwright Carlos Morton. Through this workshop Molina wrote a play titled “María González,” based largely upon the stories told by farmworker women Molina has interviewed. The play in particular focuses on the plight of the “pueblos fantasma,” the Mexican and Central American towns that serve as the source of migrant labor and which during much of the year are almost entirely denuded of adult men.

Staged readings of the play will be performed at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Community School of Music and Arts, 330 E. State St., Ithaca, and at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, at St. Francis De Sales Church, 130 Exchange St. For more information contact the Latino Civic Association at 277-8699.