Written by José Rivera
Music by Héctor Buitrago
Directed by Steve Cosson

“A rollicking, sprawling…and eye-popping show”

Jan 16 - Feb 21, 2016 in Goodman's Albert Theatre

2 hours and 30 minutes with one intermission

Another Word for Beauty

A stirring new music-filled work by Academy Award nominee José Rivera (The Motorcycle Diaries) and Grammy winner Héctor Buitrago.

Each year the female inmates at a Bogotá, Colombia prison compete in a beauty pageant intended by their jailers to motivate and rehabilitate them. While the pageant’s parade of glamorous gowns, exotic headdresses and rhythmic dances provides a distraction from daily suffering, its real impact on each woman is more than skin deep. Inspired by true events, Another Word for Beauty is a haunting and soulful examination of women trapped within a prison’s walls and the events and circumstances that led to their arrests. 

Another Word for Beauty contains adult language and references to sexuality and violence. It is recommended for audiences 14+.



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