Las Polacas - The Jewish Girls of Buenos Aires


Through the stories of Rachel, told in lively Slavic melodies and haunting tango, we experience the dreams, losses, and struggles of thousands of Polish-Jewish girls ured into prostitution in Argentina by slave traders in the early 1900s. This original musical is a tribute to their spiritual strength and their impact on Buenos Aires’ society and culture. (In Spanish and English with surtitles).

Presented by GALA Hispanic Theatre

Show Type
Running Time
120 minutes
(1 Intermission)
Appropriate For 16+ Price Ranges
$20 - $42

Discount Tickets Available Student, Military, Senior Citizens (65+)

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Box Office Phone: 202-234-7174

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 06/04/2015 - 06/28/2015
Sunday 02:00pm--
Monday ---
Tuesday ---
Wednesday ---
Thursday 08:00pm--
Friday 08:00pm--
Saturday 08:00pm--
Important Dates
Performer Role
Samantha Dockser Rachela
Martin Ruiz Schlomo
Ana Fontan Margot
Amy McWilliams Golde
Joshua Morgan Micah
Juan Bianchi Gardel/Rabbi
Production Personnel
Patricia Suárez Cohen
Mariano Caligaris
Costume Designer
Collin Ranney
Set Designer
Luciana Stecconi
Sound Designer
Jesse Free
Musical Director
George Fulginiti-Shakar
Lighting Designer
Mary Keegan
Mariano Vales
Book Writer
Patricia Suarez-Cohen
Mariano Vales - Spanish
Bari Biern - English Adaptation


GALA Hispanic Theatre
3333 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20010
About the Venue:
Set on top of the former Tivoli Theatre's balcony, the new theater house design uses the existing balcony's stepped concrete for its seating. The vibrant design echoes the vitality of the theater company and the Latino creative spirit. A curved wall for art dominates the lobby, while the concessions bar creates a focal counterpoint within the space.

Getting There

  • Columbia Heights (Green/Yellow Lines)
  • One block north of Columbia Heights Metro


  • Street parking
  • Paid garages
  • Theater discount at nearby garage


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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