A scene from The Women of Padilla, directed by Ken Rus Schmoll, at Two River Theater.
A scene from The Women of Padilla, directed by Ken Rus Schmoll, at Two River Theater.
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The Women of Padilla is currently running at Two River Theater ahead of an April 14 opening night. Ken Rus Schmoll directs the production, set to continue performances through April 30.

Helen Cespedes stars as Lucha.
Helen Cespedes stars as Lucha.
(© T. Charles Erickson)

The Women of Padilla tells the story of eight women married to eight brothers, all of whom are away fighting an unnamed war that seems as if it has been going on for years and will continue for many more. While each waits for news of her husband's fate, they carry on, cook, laugh, weep, and fight. Tony Meneses' play is inspired by the heightened lyricism of playwright and poet Federico García Lorca.

The cast includes Karina Arroyave (Blanca), Helen Cespedes (Lucha), Jacqueline Correa (Mari), Daniella De Jesús (Fidela), Paloma Guzmán (Alejandra), Keren Lugo (Marta), Elizabeth Ramos (Cristina), and Jeanine Serralles (Carmen).

The cast of The Women of Padilla:  Jacqueline Correa, Keren Lugo, Daniella De Jesús, Elizabeth Ramos, Paloma Guzmán, and Jeanine Serralles.
Jacqueline Correa, Keren Lugo, Daniella De Jesús, Elizabeth Ramos, Paloma Guzmán, and Jeanine Serralles in a scene from The Women of Padilla.
(© T. Charles Erickson)

The creative team features Arnulfo Maldonado (scenic design), Oana Botez (costume design), Yuki Nakase (lighting design), and Jane Shaw (sound design). Puppet design is by James Ortiz with the puppet direction from Will Gallacher. The production stage manager is Alison Hassman.

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