Las Marthas

Written by Kaity Klonowski Category: Arts Issue: January 2014
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Deb’ll Yell?

Las Marthas captures the real-life story of two Mexican-American debutantes in Laredo, Texastrying to make their way through uncertain times. Tensions over immigration and economic struggles mount as the two girls prepare for Laredo’s annual Colonial Ball, a century-old society event commemorating George Washington’s birthday. This rite of passage is met with extravagant dresses, hard work and unlikely friendships. The City of Mesa Neighborhood Outreach is presenting Cristina Ibarra’s PBS documentary free to the public (reserve tickets online) on Thursday, February 20, at Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, 480-644-6500,