Pastrana Finally Buried in Mexico

Posted February 13, 2013 by JIMMY FOWLER in Blotch

Fort Worth theatergoers who caught Amphibian Stage Productions’ play The Tragic Life & Triumphant Death of Julia Pastrana last November should find this interesting: Pastrana, a 19th century Mexican circus freak born with thick black body hair and simian features, finally received a proper burial in her home state of Sinaloa, Mexico. The ceremony was the culmination of a ten-year crusade by New York-based artist Laura Anderson Barbata –– the sister of Phibs’ artistic director Kathleen Anderson Culebro –– to honor Pastrana 153 years after her early death. Read all about it in The New York Times.


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