Since the early '90s, hundreds of young women have been found dead, raped and tortured in the outskirts of Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua--the Mexican sister city of El Paso. Most of them worked at one of the city's hundreds of maquiladoras (assembly factories operated by American corporations in search of cheap labor). Besides the dead, scores more have been reported missing, with the vast majority of the cases left unsolved thanks to corrupt Mexican law enforcement and indifferent government officials. Las Mujeres de Juarez (The Women of Juarez), a bilingual stage show, tells the story of this horrific tragedy through pictures, videos, artwork and diary entries. The show plays at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays (with additional 2 p.m. Saturday matinees) through August 4 at the Stone Cottage of the Addison Theatre Centre, 15650 Addison Road. Tickets are $15, $10 for students and seniors, and proceeds benefit Nuestras Hijas de Regreso a Casa A.C., a group dedicated to raising awareness about the killings and bringing those responsible to justice. (Since forming, the organization has battled not only indifference, but also violent threats and armed gunmen, so obviously, they need all the help they can get.) For reservations, call 817-437-7407.
Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 2 p.m. Starts: July 26. Continues through Aug. 4