Written by Cynthia L. Cooper; Directed by Ian Patrick Williams; Costumes by Shon LeBlanc; Backdrop by Matt Tognacci; Cast; Marta McGonagle & Eve Muller
Play Summary: Cynthia L. Cooper’s new play celebrates the life of a young Mexican girl, born in 1648, a time when when a woman's life was one of silence and servitude. Inspired by her grandfather's love of books, Juana learned to read by age three. Although girls were not allowed to be educated, Juana was sent to Mexico City at age eight to live with an aunt so that she could have access to books. There she was introduced to high society and culture and became known for her intelligence. At the age of 19 Sor Juana joined a convent in order to pursue her love of writing. She wrote a major treatise on the reasons why girls should be educated and became known as a great poet.
Grades: 1-5 Subjects: T, E, H/SS Cost: $450
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