Three women on stage gesticulating, one with blackface pounding her chest

The promotional video for "Tres Viudas en un Crucero" (Three Widows on a Cruise) shows a fair-skinned actress smeared in brown makeup and overdrawn big red lips, pounding her chest and joking about having fun like gorillas. After public backlash, the play’s directors announced at the end of May that they would no longer show the character in blackface, though they initially defended the practice.


Screenshot of YouTube video by Sala Catarsis, accessed June 25, 2018.

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