Cautionary Tale of Love
2/13/2019, 9:54 a.m.
Portland’s premier Latino theater group Milagro presents the North American premiere of La Segua, a cautionary tale of vanity and narcissism for all to heed.
Set in the city of Cartago in colonial Costa Rica, a beautiful woman, Encarnación Sancho, is haunted by the specter of La Segua, a legendary woman who appeared to her former suitor and transformed into a monster with a horse’s head, driving him mad. Blaming herself, Sancho resists starting a new relationship with a new suitor who has fallen in love with her.
In his play, Alberto Cañas Escalante takes a hard look at Costa Rican values, including ambition and hypocrisy.
La Segua is a Spanish language show with English supertitles. The production opened Feb. 7 and runs through March 2. For tickets and more information, call the box office at 503-236-7253 or visit milagro.org.