FRIDA LIBRE in english Written and interpreted by Flora Martinez

Performing Arts Series
October 5, 2019

3pm - Spanish Show

7pm - English Show 

94-45 Guy R Brewer Blvd. Jamaica, NY 11451, Main Stage Theatre

After years of exhaustive study of the life and work of Frida Kahlo, the actress Flora Martinez offers us her vision about the iconic painter. The play takes place during a final dialogue between Frida and La Pelona (The Death) evoking the most significant moments of her life. The success, physical pain, politics, art, sex and the complex relationship between Frida and the famous muralist Diego Rivera, trace the plot of this new text that aims to offer the viewer a reflection with a historical perspective about forgiveness, de-intellectualization of art, free sex, love, freedom and political thought.  Throughout the piece Flora Martínez performs some of Frida's favorite Mexican folk songs.  This musical monologue is a tribute to the woman who, after more than six decades of her physical disappearance, left an invaluable artistic legacy for humanity; and an example of struggle, rooted in their land and celebration of life.  "I leave my paintings so they do not forget me"