Sunday, April 10, 2011

The Maiden Of The Used Books by Arístides Vargas

Photograph by Leticia Alaniz © 2011
In this photo Marti Ethridge as the Maiden and Laura L. Watson

 Playwright Aristides Vargas brings to life love, deception and repression all driven by a dysfunctional family.  The head of the family is almost always the father, but in this family he is the perpetrator of direct assault to all of its members.  The well written play will entertain you, move you, and make you laugh at a family that mirrors society in all of its sarcasm.  

It is a thought-provoking and poetic piece about a young girl who is sold to a much older general.  Forced to live in the harsh and realistic world of military power and repression, the maiden, barely at the beginning of her adolescence, attempts to run away and is hit by a bus when her husband and commander attempts to engage in sexual intercourse with her.  While battling for her life in a hospital, she looks back over the events of her past only to realize she must make one of the most important decisions she has ever made.

The play explores with breathtaking imagery contemporary relationships of love and deception.  Director Cora Cardona of Teatro Dallas presents this masterful work in a unique and imaginative exploration.  The production stars J.P Cano, Lydia Enriquez, Laura L. Watson, Marti Ethridge, Edgar Estrada, Armando Monsivais and Sergio Rodriguez.

April 22- May 29 2011
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:15 pm
Sundays at 3:00 pm

All Performances at Teatro Dallas

or call 214-689-6492


  1. Hey! This is awesome! Are there more photos?

    Laura L. Watson (can you add the L. in my name so if people search it will come up in the tags?) Do you know how I can link this to my blog, Or to facebook or anything? I'm so NOT technological?

  2. Laura, I just linked this to your site. Thanks for your visit.

  3. Thank you for this review. Sounds like an amazing play. i have to go see it. Thanks!

  4. Gracias por mantener un blog cultural con buenísima
    información y tus maravillosas fotografías. Te esperamos en el estreno, y que el sueño de Alfonsina Storni, sea solamente el de ella. Besos,

    Cora Cardona