Taking the message of women empowerment on the road is LA Theatre Works with a national tour of their dark, dramatic documentary play, titled Seven. Based on the stories of seven women whose strength and perseverance were tested in the face of life-threatening challenges, this production, directed by Alexis Jacknow (American Horror Story TV series), tells how change was brought to these survivors’ home countries of Pakistan, Nigeria, Ireland, Afghanistan, Guatemala, Russia and Cambodia.
Highlighting the playbill is Lovlee Carroll (The Mindy Project TV series), who recently caught our attention as Amanda in Josh Hasty’s indie horror, Candy Corn (read our review here). Taking on a much different role in Seven, Carroll portrays a Pakistani woman named Mukhtar Mai who was brutally gang-raped by four men. Rather than committing suicide, which is terrifyingly common among Pakistani rape victims, Mai bravely took her attackers to court and won.
Representing the other woman in this play are Laila Ayad, Maritxell Carrero, Ellis Greer, Sarah Hollis, Shannon Holt and Tess Lina. Having launched on October 12th, Seven is scheduled to run through April 7, 2020 hitting 27 cities in major metropolitan areas as well as smaller markets. For more information including dates, times and ticket prices, visit ,here.