Set in the 1970s on the Texas border separating the United States and Mexico, Lydia is an intense, lyrical and magical new play. The Flores family welcomes Lydia, an undocumented maid, into their El Paso home to care for their daughter Ceci, who was tragically disabled in a car accident on the eve of her quinceañera, her fifteenth birthday. Lydia’s immediate and seemingly miraculous bond with the girl sets the entire family on a mysterious and shocking journey of discovery. Lydia is an unflinching and deeply emotional portrait of a Mexican immigrant family caught in a web of dark secrets
About Cara Mía Theatre Company
Founded in 1996, Cara Mía Theatre Co. is a nonprofit theatre company whose mission is to broaden appreciation and understanding of Chicano and Latino culture through theatre, literature and educational programs.
In 1996, Cara Mía Theatre Co. filled a void in the Dallas arts community by becoming the first Dallas theatre to focus on the Mexican-American experience. Cara Mía assured Mexican-American audiences that their bilingual and bicultural experiences were represented regularly on Dallas stages.
Cara Mía has become a cultural resource in Dallas and North Texas, producing world premieres of major Mexican-American writers such as Sandra Cisneros, Jimmy Santiago Baca and Cherrie Morraga. Cara Mía has also produced original plays written collectively by the artistic ensemble and by local Dallas writers that have received critical acclaim from Dallas-Fort Worth media.