Southern California Premiere.
May 29, 2019
Hatlen Theater, Department of Theater and Dance
University of California, Santa Barbara
In "The Hungry Woman," an apocalyptic play written at the end of the millennium, Moraga uses mythology and an intimate realism to describe the embattled position of Chicanos and Chicanas, not only in the United States but in relation to one another. Drawing from the Greek Medea and the Mexican myth of La Llorona, she portrays a woman gone mad in the struggle between her longing for another woman and for the Indian nation denied to her.