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How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents

“Does changing countries change your soul?”

Based on Julia Alvarez’ critically acclaimed, best-selling novel, Karen Zacarías’ play follows four sisters who emigrate from the Dominican Republic to New York in 1960, and must adjust to a new life and a new culture.

Garcia Girls succeeds most vividly as a bittersweet coming-of-age comedy, one not afraid to reflect on various degrees of women’s grown-up disillusionments.”

– Peter Marks, Washington Post

“The play’s many strengths include an abundance of charm and perception that is certain to resonate with U.S. audiences of any origin.”

– Variety, Paul Harris

“Playwright Karen Zacarías’s latest adaptation, from Julia Alvarez’s acclaimed novel, bursts with music, compassion, and vivacity.”

– Miranda Hall, DC Theater Scene

Review of Garcia Girls


From Milagro Theater

Cast & Crew

Play by Karen Zacarías
Based on the book by Julia Alvarez

5 women  //  2 men

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Selected production history:
Round House Theatre (2008 World Premiere), Milagro Theater Company, Stage Works Theatre

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