The Smith College Department of Theatre presents La Ruta by Isaac Gómez in Theatre 14 on April 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 at 7:30 pm directed by Monica Lopez Orozco. 

To the U.S.-owned factories in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, La Ruta is just a bus. But to the hundreds of women who live, work, and often disappear along the route, it symbolizes much more than that. Inspired by real testimonies, and using live music to evoke factory work and protest marches, La Ruta is a visceral unearthing of secrets buried in the desert and a celebration of the Mexican women who stand resiliently in the wake of loss. 

Reserved tickets are $5-10 online at

Spanish language translation is available at the April 27, 28, & 29 performances. Audiences should know that this play is about femicide and contains strong language, references to sexual violence, trafficking, and simulated fireworks. It is appropriate for people ages 16 and up. For more information contact

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