Sembrando Herencia - Las Lavanderas
by Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance & Cultural Center
Dec. 14 - Dec. 15, 2019
They were strong women, a key group in the economic development of their time -- and a force to be reckoned with!
Join Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance for our 17th original musical that brings history to life through community theater -- featuring acting, live music and dance. Las Lavanderas (the laundresses) is an original play based in history that celebrates unsung heroes!
Las Lavanderas of the 19th century were an organized group of women who washed clothes for a living in San Juan. They were not only a key group in the economic development of their time -- but were a force to be reckoned with! They were not afraid to stand up for their rights to better working conditions. Their threat to the colonial establishment was not just a potential but real.
Many thanks to Aixa Merino Falú, Zulmarie Alverio, Jesus Reyes, and Nelie Lebron, for sharing oral history and research!! More info and tickets this fall.
December 14 - December 15, 2019
George Washington Carver Center
1165 Angelina Street,
Austin, TX, 78702
Sembrando Herencia 2019 - Las Lavanderas
17th original musical - December 14 & 15, 2019
Las Lavanderas will debut on December 14 & 15, 2019 at the Carver Theatre at the George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center, 1165 Angelina St, Austin, TX 78702.
Photo of Las Lavanderas
From: Clarida, Numero 2448, 7 March, 1996.