A world premiere play by Marisela Treviño Orta and directed by Mary Guzmán.
Set in Argentina during the Dirty War and riffing on the Greek myth of Persephone and Demeter, Marisela Treviño Orta’s Ghost Limb tells the story of los desaparecidos—the disappeared of Argentina—and the mothers who fiercely protested the military dictatorship who took their children.
July 6 – 23, 2017
Set in Argentina during the period of State terrorism of the 1970s and 80s and riffing on the Greek myth of Persephone and Demeter, Marisela Treviño Orta’s Ghost Limb tells the story of los desaparecidos—the disappeared of Argentina—and the mothers who fiercely protested the military dictatorship who took their children. Read The Theater Times interview with playwright Marisela Treviño Orta
When Consuelo’s son Javier is disappeared from his home by the military, the world plunges into winter, and only a lone pomegranate tree—whose fruit Persephone was tricked into eating, forever binding her fate to the underworld—remains. During Javier’s abduction, Consuelo’s arm is badly injured by soldiers. As the pain in her arm grows stronger, so too does her connection to her son, as his pain at the hands of his torturers becomes her own.
Performance Dates & Times
Thursday, July 13 – 7pm
Friday, July 14 – 8pm
Saturday, July 15 – 8pm
Sunday, July 16 – 3pm
Thursday, July 20 – 7pm
Friday, July 21 – 8pm
Saturday, July 22 – 8pm
Sunday, July 23 – 3pm
Meet the director, Mary Guzmán.
Meet the cast of Ghost Limb: Michele Apriña Leavy* as Consuelo Alfaro, Tim Garcia as Javier Alfaro, Gabriel Montoya as Eugenio Alfaro, and Ben Ortega as the Doctor/General, with Adela Guzmán, Ryan Vasquez, and Livia Gomes Demarchi.
Production and Creative Team
Mary Guzmán, Director
Amanda Novoa, Stage Manager
Randy Wong-Westbooke, Set Design
Courtney E. Flores, Costume Design
Cliff Caruthers, Sound Design
Cathie Anderson, Lighting Design
Marilet Martinez, Movement Coordinator
Kolmel W Love, Technical Director
Ghost Limb received funding from the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, the Fleishhacker Foundation, and the Zellerbach Family Foundation.
* Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.