1hr. 30min. (1 intermission)
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Fragmented Frida explores the life — and seeks to capture the essence — of the audacious artist Frida Kahlo, who overcame seemingly insurmountable adversity that included being relentlessly bullied as a child, surviving a near-fatal bus accident in her teens that left her shattered physically and emotionally, and then falling in love with a womanizing genius who would betray her in the worst way. This work presents a complex Frida as a revolutionary, provocateur, activist, self-reflexive painter, and woman in need of love and validation. Frida was a Mexican-Jewish bisexual feminist — four strikes, even in the most progressive times. Fragmented Frida taps into the tremendous resilience that allowed this titanic figure to examine her own life and suffering via the canvas so that her experience could be forever preserved as art.