Powerstories Theatre Returns With Comedy ‘Real Women Have Curves’

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After a nearly 24-month intermission, Powerstories Theatre returns on Feb. 10 – 27 with the production “Real Women Have Curves” by Josefina López.

This crowd-pleasing comedy gem examines the bond between five headstrong and determined Latinx women in a small sewing factory in East Los Angeles.

Under the direction of Linda Edmundo, “Real Women Have Curves” features Alejandra Sepúlveda Colón as Ana, Michelle Crowder-Soellner as Estela, Lillian Almodovar as Carmen, Lupita Hahn as Pancha, and Natalia Cruz De Dios as Rosali.

“It is so funny. This is a comedy, first and foremost, but it also has valuable lessons,” said Edmundo. “There’s female empowerment and entrepreneurship. There’s also family and women of all different ages and generations coming together, working together for the good of one common goal. They are coming together as women, as Latinas and working hard.”

Edmundo said that an important theme of “Real Women Have Curves” is challenging society’s ideas of beauty or what a body should look like.

“Women do have curves, and it’s OK to express that. We don’t have to try to fit into certain fashion and clothes. We can build the clothes around our beautiful bodies,” she said.

In celebration of this story of these five strong Latine women and Powerstories’ long-awaited return, the theater is debuting an art wall and featuring a dozen local Latine artists to display their original artwork in their lobby.

“We are so excited because it’s 2022, and we are finally doing live theater back in our theater. Join us. We can’t wait to see you at the theater,” Powerstories founder Fran Powers said.

“Real Women Have Curves” will be presented Feb. 10-27 at Powerstories Theatre, 2105 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 general admission, $17 for students, seniors. military. Click powerstories.ticketleap.com/real-women-have-curves/t/Press for tickets.

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Deborah Bostock-Kelley

In addition to writing for Positive Impact, Deborah owns The WriteOne Creative Services - graphic design, web design, and copywriting, produces Life Amplified showcase for charity, and is a theatre reviewer for Broadway World, Creative Loafing Magazine, Watermark Online, Patch, a reporter for Tampa Bay News and Lifestyles Magazine, and past newspaper journalist for The Tampa Tribune with 20+ years in journalism and business copywriting. She is a twice-published author of a children's early reader, The Alien and Me and Damaged Goods: Narrative Unendings from Inside My Heart and Mind. Deborah is also a multi-time playwright for Powerstories Theatre, Carrollwood Players Theatre, Tarpon Arts, and Tampa Bay Theatre Festival, and the scriptwriter for The Actor's Clinic actor's TV show. thewriteonecs.com

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