The Women of Juarez
Wilkerson Theatre (formerly The California Stage)1723 25th St.
Sacramento, CA 95816
This dark and violent play is agitprop, but it’s good agitprop. A family copes with the disappearance of their favored daughter, who never arrived home from work at one of the maquiladoras. She’s become one of the roughly 400 women abducted, raped and murdered in this border town, and her story is the jumping-off point as the play tells the complicated and overwhelming story of the murders of Juárez. Be warned: This play includes a graphic onstage depiction of a rape-murder and is not for children. F, Sa 8pm; Su 2pm. Through 3/21. $12-$20. California Stage and Teatro Espejo at the Wilkerson Theatre, 1725 25th St.; (916) 451-5822; www.calstage.org.