Latino Theater Co. at The Los Angeles Theater Center
514 South Spring Street, Downtown Los Angeles, Los Angeles
Diosas subterráneas (Subterranean or Subversive Goddesses in English), talks about women who have been kidnapped by sexual slave traffickers in Mexico. In the play, the Greek myth of Demeter and her daughter Persephone, who is kidnapped into the underworld by the god Hades, is intertwined with the story of Luz García, a character based on real stories of kidnapped women who were able to escape from traffickers and become activists. The play tells the story of mothers looking for their daughters and finding an echo in the strength of community. It is a story of disobedience and subversion.