Brava! for Women in the Arts presents the theatrical world premieres of Marisela Trevino Orta's haunting, beautiful play Ghost Limb, July 6 - 23.
Set in Argentina during the Dirty War and riffing on the Greek myth of Persephone and Demeter, Marisela Trevino Orta's Ghost Limb tells the story of los desaparecidos-the disappeared of Argentina-and the mothers who fiercely protested the military dictatorship who took their children.
When Consuelo's son Javier is disappeared from his home by the military, the world plunges into winter, and only a lone pomegranate tree-whose fruit Persephone was tricked into eating, forever binding her fate to the underworld-remains. During Javier's abduction, Consuelo's arm is badly injured by soldiers. As the pain in her arm grows stronger, so too does her connection to her son, as his pain at the hands of his torturers becomes her own.
Presented by Brava Theater Center