THE WOMEN OF PADILLA
April 8, 2017 - April 30, 2017
By Tony Meneses
Directed by Ken Rus Schmoll
The story of eight women who kept the faith.
From the playwright of one of Two River’s most adored shows, Guadalupe in the Guest Room, comes a beautiful and moving new play, The Women of Padilla. Linked by their marriages to eight brothers and their shared last name, “Padilla,” eight very different sisters-in-law connect through the power of food, faith, laughter and each other while their husbands are away at war. Meet Mari, the one who quietly leads; Carmen, the one who drinks; Marta, the one with faith; Alejandra, the one who’s expecting; and all the rest of The Women of Padilla.
Daniella De Jesús
Tony Meneses is a Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab member and resident playwright in the Ars Nova Play Group. His play Guadalupe in the Guest Room had a world premiere at Two River Theater and is now published by Dramatists Play Service. He was a 2016 Playwright Fellow at the Sundance Institute Playwrights Retreat at Ucross, a 2014/2015 Playwrights Realm Writing fellow, and has been previously developed at the LARK Playwrights’ Week; he’s also the recipient of the 2010 Kennedy Center ACTF Latino Playwriting Award. Alumni: Youngblood at EST. MFA: Iowa Playwrights Workshop. BA: UT Austin.