This dark and candid ghost cycle offers a chronology of fifteen one-act plays of the lives of women in historical southern New Mexico, under the direction of award-winning poet and dramatist Victoria Tester. Fifteen ghost plays move from the 1500's through old Apacheria, New Spain, Mexico and New Mexico Territory, until they culminate in 1913, the year following New Mexico's statehood. The cycle offers haunting portraits of thirty women of southern New Mexico, as they struggle to win joy on their journeys through captivity, rape, war, exile, disease, racism, loneliness, poverty, alcoholism, insanity, Indian boarding school and escape.
WHIPPOORWILL BLUE LADY RIVER GIRL
BLUE WILLOW LOZEN BROTHEL
BIRD ILLUSTRATOR THOUSAND MILES MOCCASINS
PIANO WOLVES HUNGER
SUNFLOWERS SILVER CITY RETURN, 1913
Sat. October 6, 2012 at 2 p.m.
at the Silver City Museum Annex
at 302 W. Broadway in Silver City, NM
About Return, 1913
Eileen Sullivan will perform on fiddle.
Silver City Museum Annex performance dates are also listed here.
They are stunning, unpredictable, and they are also commentary in need of a wider venue."
"TESTER WIELDS HER OWN FIERCE BRAND OF MAGICAL REALISM."
"MYTHMAKING, BRILLIANT IN ITS IMAGERY... AND ALWAYS THE LOVE OF THIS LAND AND ITS EXIGENCIES."