Weekend Passport: National Museum Of Mexican Art’s Sor Juana Festival
Chicago’s National Museum of Mexican art kicks off its 25th annual “Sor Juana festival” Friday, 8 March, 2019 with the Midwestern debut of Juana in a Million, a one-woman show written and performed by Mexican playwright Vicky Araico. Sor Juana is a multidisciplinary festival that honors one of Mexico’s greatest writers, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, a 17th-century Mexican nun who fought for a woman’s right to education. The festival also will feature film screenings, musical performances, a DJ set spotlighting Mexican-American women artists and book readings. Araico, and the festival’s performing arts director, Jorge Valdivia, join global citizen Nari Safavi, on today’s Weekend Passport. They’ll chat about Araico’s play and what else to look forward to at the festival.