The Mathematics of Love takes place in the lobby of the Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel at the turn into the 21st century. Peaches, an aging, mid-staged Alzheimers, Mexican woman and her Anglo husband Poppa, are awaiting the arrival of their out-of-town son, “God.” Enter the 16th century Native female slave-turned-slaveholder, Malinche, wearing red lipstick and sunglasses with “a small pyramid of Louis Vuitton luggage” trailing behind her. Her satirical presence digs up the dirt of a once Tongva landscape, the nagging disquiet of those “Old San Gabriel Mission Days,” and an unreconciled story between mother and daughter. In Peaches’ time-traveling re-encounter with Malinche, she is forced to concede a radically revised ledger on her life; its loves and losses -- the sum of a 500-year-old rupture in América.
The Mathematics of Love takes place in the lobby of the Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel at the turn into the 21st century. Peaches, an aging, mid-staged Alzheimers, Mexican woman and her Anglo husband Poppa, are awaiting the arrival of their out-of-town son, “God.” Enter the 16th century Native female slave-turned-slaveholder, Malinche, wearing red lipstick and sunglasses with “a small pyramid of Louis Vuitton luggage” trailing behind her. Her satirical presence digs up the dirt of a once Tongva landscape, the nagging disquiet of those “Old San Gabriel Mission Days,” and an unreconciled story between mother and daughter. In Peaches’ time-traveling re-encounter with Malinche, she is forced to concede a radically revised ledger on her life; its loves and losses -- the sum of a 500-year-old rupture in América.

MATHEMATICS OF LOVE

Written by Cherrie Moraga
with Ricardo Bracho
Directed by the Playwright.

Only 12 shows!  

Previews: Thursday and Friday, August 10 and 11.  
Opening Night with Reception: Saturday, August 12

Post-show 'talk-backs' with Playwright-Director and artists:
Thursday, August 17 & 24. 
Sundays, August 20 and 27th.

Cast:  
Rose Portillo;*
George Killingsworth,*
Carla Pantoja,*
Sarita Ocón,*
 Carlos Aguirre,
 and Veronica Maynez.
*AEA Equity

Conceptual Design by Celia Herrera Rodríguez.

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Cherrie Moraga

Poet, Playwright-Director, Writer-Essayist, Educator and Cultural Activist

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