A new play by Anne García Romero
Mary Peabody Mann, widow of education reformer Horace Mann, hopes to carry on his work by translating a book by Domingo Sarmiento, an Argentine intellectual. But as her relationship with the brilliant and attractive Domingo deepens, Mary struggles to make herself heard. She espouses gender equality, but is she ready to stand up to the men in her life?
This play, originally commissioned by Chicago’s Goodman Theatre, is the second in Anne García Romero’s trilogy about her Anglo maternal ancestor and her passion for Latin America. Witty and moving, Mary Domingo brings its historical period to life through excerpts from Mary and Domingo’s letters, Domingo’s great work Facundo, or Civilization and Barbarism, and the poetry of Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Presented in partnership with the Teatro Latina/o Series and the Program in Latina/o Studies.
Friday, February 26, 2016 at 8:00pm
Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 8:00pm