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Department of Theatre to present staged reading by Luis Enrique Gutiérrez Ortiz Monasterio

The Ohio State Department of Theatre Lab Series and the Center for Latin American Studies will present a staged reading of Luis Enrique Gutiérrez Ortiz Monasterio's Las Chicas del 3.5 Floppies (Girls from the 3.5 Floppies) on Monday and Tuesday, September 10 - 11 in the New Works Lab, 2060 Drake Performance and Event Center. Performances will begin at 7 p.m., and each will be followed by a question-and-answer session with director Ana Puga.

Dangerously skirting the boundaries between existential comedy, Mexican telenovela and social documentary, Las Chicas del 3.5 Floppies exposes the human repercussions of globalization and poverty with incisive humor and relentless honesty. For the two heroines, life is tough and choices have to be made. And what about the irresistible offer from the men in Tijuana? In this play by Luis Enrique Gutiérrez Ortiz Monasterio—one of Mexico’s most exciting and successful young playwrights—two heroines, half-mad and half-baked, yet charmingly self-aware, navigate life from the trenches of a very contemporary Mexico.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., admission is free and light refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact Ana Puga at puga.5@osu.edu.