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Love, Loss and what I Wore, a hit for Mujeres en Cambio

By Terri Peterson

A troupe of San Miguel’s most talented performers packed the house at Teatro Santa Ana all five nights for Nora and Delia Ephron’s play Love, Loss and what I Wore.

Humorous, yet at times sad and sentimental, the play focuses on women with shared experiences, dealing with the ups and downs life brings. How appropriate that all profits from the play’s production were donated to Mujeres in Cambio, an organization dedicated to lifting up the lives of young women in the campo who face educational disadvantages.

According to the play’s producer Melissa Hirsch, she and her daughter Santa Claire saw Love Lost… in New York City and thought it would be a great play to bring to San Miguel. They approached director Jim Newell and his wife Judy and they agreed to perform the play as a charity event. How fortunate that they decided on Mujeres en Cambio, agreeing that education was the most important benefit they could help provide.

Thanks to the generosity of director, Jim Newell, his cast starring Clara Dunham, Melissa Hirsch, Santa Claire Hirsch, Raquel Martin and Judy Newell as well as Martin Reyna and the Biblioteca, Mujeres en Cambio is now able to provide a much-needed university scholarship for an aspiring young woman. To be sure, after expenses, the over 48,000 pesos raised will fund one girl all the way through university on their generous Love, Lost and what I Wore scholarship.

Combining caring people and creative talent with good will just doesn’t get any better.

You, too, can share in the joy of bringing hope for a better future to a worthy young woman. Become a member of Mujeres en Cambio and share in the joy as we work to provide these educational opportunities. Our yearly scholarships for middle, high school and college-bound girls enable 150 students to pursue their dreams.

Details for our annual July event will be forthcoming. It is recommended that tickets be purchased well in advance. And, remember, 97 per cent of all luncheon proceeds go directly toward much-needed scholarships.

Please visit our website to learn more about Mujeres en Cambio and for luncheon specifics.

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