Jewel Box Series – No Más
Lustre Theatre gives a staged reading of Meagan O’Toole-Pitts’ original play at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, November 13 in the Philanthropy Theatre, on the second floor of the Plaza Theatre Performing Arts Centre complex.
General admission tickets are $15, on sale at the Plaza Theatre Box Office and ticketmaster.com, or call 915-231-1100.
O’Toole-Pitts’ play tells the true story of teenager Carmelita Torres, a young Mexican housekeeper who led a protest against El Paso’s delousing bathhouses on January 28, 1917. Torres objected to American officials’ stripping, bathing, and delousing Mexican men, women, and children crossing the Santa Fe International Bridge. U.S. public health officials bathed them with dangerous chemicals, including gasoline and kerosene. The practice continued into the 1960s.
Writer-director O’Toole-Pitts founded Lustre Theatre in 2019 to showcase regional talent. NO MÁS, which has been performed in English and Spanish, started as a radio play that was released on Spotify, iTunes, and Google Podcasts, and aired on Las Cruces community radio station KTAL (101.5 FM). The 200-seat Philanthropy Theatre will be the largest venue yet for the nonprofit theater group. Go to nomasep.com for more information.