La Segua

La SeguaLa Segua
by Alberto Cañas
translated by Roy Arauz
dramaturgy by Charles Waxberg

Encarnación Sancho is the most beautiful woman in town. Convinced that she is a mythical segua who drove her first suitor mad, Encarnación becomes obsessed with the segua myth and realizes that all women are seguas in as much as physical beauty turns into or leads to ugliness and death.

Alberto Cañas is one of the preeminent Costa Rican cultural figures of the latter part of the 20th Century. In La Segua, he combines the traditional mesoamerican legend with actual events that occurred in the city of Cartago in the 1800s to compose a study of the relationship of one woman with her physical beauty.

Look for La Segua in the Spring of 2012.