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by Gabby Wolfe

FALL 2022

at the Capitol hill arts workshop


"You'd better behave, or La Llorona will get you!"

The weeping woman of Latin American myth and legend is more than just a warning for misbehaving youths. This ghost story takes us on a horrifying journey back in time to meet La Llorona in the flesh and to watch as the tragic young woman becomes a thing of nightmares. La Llorona's origin story weaves us through three generations of women and their relationship with family, love, and colonization. 


This performance was the premiere of a new play.


"Wolfe’s retelling bestows a fabled monster with an unusual dose of empathy, and makes room for women to cry." - Ella Feldman, Washington City Paper

"The production [has] a gathered-around-a-bonfire feel, as if you’re seeing a late-night ghost story come to life before your eyes." - Jakob Cansler, DC Theater Arts

"As enduring as the legend of the weeping woman has been in Latin culture, it's never been given as much attention as other scary creatures of the season - or a definitive theatrical story. With its simplicity and passion, Wolfe's "La Llorona" may change that." - Roger Catlin, Broadway World


Kerry McGee, Rachel Dixon, & Esteban Marmolejo-Suarez


Gabby Wolfe

Fabiolla da Silva

Sara Hernandez

Luz Nicolas

Cristina Sanchez

Victor Salinas

& Manuela Osorio on violin


Vanessa Losada (producing)

Makenzi Wentela (stage management)

Stefany Pesta (graphic design)

Rachel Dixon (production management)

Jason Aufdem-Brinke (sound design)

Manuela Osorio (sound design)

Megan Holden (set design)

Rose Talbot (prop design)

Sabrina Simmons (costume design)

Alex Berrios (dramaturgy)

Mallory Shear (fight and intimacy direction)

Matty Griffiths (technical direction)

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