Written and directed by Dr. Yolanda Nieves, “Bless Me, Madrina!” celebrates the relationships that women build with one another to sustain themselves in light of the daily events that can crush the human spirit.
In the Latino culture, the madrina, or godmother, can take center stage in a woman’s life. The madrina can evolve to be a surrogate mother, friend, confidant, advisor, sister, and priestess guiding the women under her charge. The younger women ask of their madrinas to be acknowledged and embraced within their circle. In that circle they are mentored in the ways of family tradition and wisdom. “Bless Me, Madrina!” highlights these feminine and feminist relationships.
Performed by the Vida Bella Ensemble
at The Chicago Center for the Performing Arts
Friday and Saturday, Sept. 17th and 18th, at 7:30pm
and Sunday, Sept. 19th, at 3:00pm