Frida: A Self-Portrait

Date(s) - 06/07/2023 - 06/25/2023
12:00 am

O'Reilly Theater


Mexican artist Frida Kahlo’s legendary life unfolds before the audience in this exquisite play.

Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) employed a naive folk art style to paint works inspired by the nature and artifacts of Mexico as well as her self-portraits. The play retells of the ways she wielded her creative genius to survive a debilitating accident, to embody a magnificent parade of historical moments, and to transcend her passionate marriage to fellow Mexican painter Diego Rivera (1886-1957).

With stunning stagecraft and irresistible charm, Brazilian American writer and performer Vanessa Severo illuminates Frida’s story with her own experience, unearthing powerful common ground between them and inviting us to experience Kahlo’s rare genius firsthand.

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