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  Frida-Stroke of Passion at Casa 0101 Theater

Frida-Stroke of Passion

Casa 0101 Theater
2009 E. First St Los Angeles

Odalys Naninís acclaimed 2017 show Frida- Stroke of Passion is revived for a limited engagement at Casa 0101 Theater. The Frida of the title is, of course, the world-famous artist Frida Kahlo. The play begins on July 6, 1954, Fridaís 47th birthday. She will die exactly one week later. The narrative will explore the mysterious circumstances surrounding her death. (There is an official account of her cause of death, but how did she die really?) This is not all, however. It is the story of a woman living as vibrantly as she can despite dwindling health and a world of pain. She attempts to continue painting. Partially anesthetized by a mixture of tequila and painkillers, she is visited by many lovers, male and female, singer Chavela Vargas, movie star Maria Felix, Communist politician Leon Trotsky, entertainer Josephine Baker, Cuban spy Teresa Proenza, photographer Tina Modotti, and Fridaís husband, painter and muralist Diego Rivera. Some are physically present in her room, others are recreated and present in her vivid memory. The relationship between Frida and Diego is deeply complex. Diego is incapable of sexual monogamy, so much so that he practically pushes Frida into the arms of other lovers. Yet their emotional attachment to each other is surpassingly deep and a thing of wonder.

Thru - Feb 16, 2020

Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 8:00pm
Sundays: 2:00pm

Price: $25

Show Type: Drama

Box Office: 323-263-7684

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