August 10 - August 27, 2017; Thursdays, 7pm, Fridays & Saturdays, 8pm, Sundays, 3pm
Brava! for Women in the Arts presents the world premiere of
The Mathematics of Love written by Cherrie Moraga
Brava presents the theatrical world premiere of Cherrie Moraga's The Mathematics of Love, which takes place in the lobby of the Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel at the turn into the 21st century. Peaches, an aging, and mid-staged Alzheimer's, Mexican woman and her Anglo husband, Poppa, are awaiting the arrival of their out-of-town son, "God." Enter the 16th century Native female slave-turned-slaveholder, Malinche, wearing red lipstick and sunglasses with "a small pyramid of Louis Vuitton luggage" trailing behind her. Her satirical presence digs up the dirt of a once Tongva landscape, the nagging disquiet of those "Old San Gabriel Mission Days," and an unreconciled story between mother and daughter. In Peaches' time-traveling re-encounter with Malinche, she is forced to concede a radically revised ledger on her life; its loves and losses -- the sum of a 500-year-old rupture in America.