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Plumas Negras

In 1963, Concha comes to Salinas, California looking for work to support her family in Mexico. Since women are not hired in the fields, she cuts her hair and dresses like a man to get work. In 1980, her abandoned daughter, Perla, follows her mother’s footsteps north for fieldwork. Perla’s daughter, Aurora, pulls her family out of the fields through education, but Perla does not understand her daughter’s ambition. Aurora turns to her ancestor, Concha, for support. 

Written and Directed by Juliette Carrillo.


Sunday, March 18 at 2:00pm

Robert Cohen Theatre
4000 Mesa Rd., Irvine, CA 92617

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Arts / Humanities, Performance (Other), Play, Theatre


General Public, Faculty, Staff, Students



General $18 | Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff $15 | UCI Students & Children under 17 $11




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Claire Trevor School of the Arts | Department of Drama

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Mayra Ceja

Mayra Ceja left a review 3/13/2018

Music should have been more from the that era. All the other things was just great. Great designs and outfits.

Stephanie B Phillips

Stephanie B Phillips left a positive review 3/16/2018

The actors were fantastic. It was if it was happening now (which it is in some places). I felt Concha's struggle and her granddaughter efforts to change the cycle. The crows were very realistic, WOW!!!

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