April 5-7, April 14, 2019. Staged Reading. REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES by Josefina Lopez.

Umstead Park United Church of Christ, 8208 Brownleigh Drive, Raleigh 27617 April 5, 6 and 7

Herb Young Community Center, Cary. April 14 at 6:30 pm.

“This is who we are, mama. Real Women.”

Set in a tiny sewing factory in East L.A., the outrageously funny story of five full-figured Mexican-American women who are trying to keep their tiny factory from going under. And while they work, and hide from the INS, they talk... about their husbands and lovers, their children, their dreams for the future. This microcosm of the Latina immigrant experience celebrates real women's bodies, and the incredible bond that happens when women work together. 

EVENTS during Real Women Have Curves

Location: Umstead Park United Church of Christ, Raleigh:  

Friday, April 5, 7:30 p.m. show “Meet the Director” 6:30 p.m. pre-show reception 

Saturday, April 6, 2:00 p.m. show 1:00 p.m. Discussion: “You are amazing! Women and Body Image” Maria Elena De Leon Angel Williams, humanitarian, fitness instructor  

Saturday, April 6, 7:30 p.m. show 6:30 p.m. discussion  "The Changing World of Immigration Rights"  Umstead Park United Church of Christ sanctuary resident Eliseo Jimenez and attorney, Bridget Blinn Spears discuss their work for his freedom.                                                                                                                                                         

Sunday, April 7th 3:30 p.m. show 2:30 p.m. panel discussion "Taking Care of Business. Latina Business Owners” FREE child care during this matinee. (children must be potty trained, pre-registration required) FREE audio description for visually  impaired.  

Location: Herb Young Community Center, Cary:                                                                             

Sunday, April 14, 6:30 p.m. show 101 Wilkinson Ave., Cary. Meet members of  Diamante Arts and Culture Center and learn about their work in the community.