Piernas: The Story Between our Legs
May 19 – June 4 | By: Cristal Gonzalez At ETC Playhouse
El Teatro Campesino proudly presents resident artist Cristal Gonzalez’ first full length play,
Piernas: the story between our legs. Piernas is the story of Cecilia, a Chicana journalist on a trek back home to confront a family secret from the past. Challenges unfold as Mama’s illness takes hold on her journey to expose the truth.
El Teatro Campesino (View)
705 Fourth St
San Juan Bautista, CA 95045
Shows: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays @ 8pm and Sundays @ 2pm
Group rates available for 10 or more contact: Licha Munoz at 831.623.2444
ABOUT CRISTAL GONZALEZ:
Cristal Gonzalez is a first generation Chicana actress, playwright, and director from the small rural town of Watsonville, California. Born to campesino (farmworker) parents, she grew up amidst blooming apple orchards, nurtured by the stories and songs of fellow campesinos. At the tender age of six, between heartaches and cosechas, theater became a means to survive; a new way of life. Cristal holds a B.A in Theatre Arts from San Jose University and is a Reed Award recipient for Excellence in Acting and Oral Interpretation. Her first play, “La Sombra” (The Shadow), a solo performance about immigration trauma, loss of innocence, and the cycle of domestic violence, was featured at the Los Angeles Womens Theater Festival, as well as the 3rd International Latino Theater Festival in San Diego, CA . She is a company member with El Teatro Campesino, the oldest Chicano Theater in existence. PIERNAS: The Story Between Our Legs is Cristals first full length play.