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Cautionary Tale of Love

Updated: Aug 15, 2023

2/13/2019, 9:54 a.m.

  1. A beautiful woman is haunted by the spectre of a Costa Rican legend in La Segua, a Spanish language play with English supertitles now playing through March 2 at Milago Theatre, 525 S.E. Stark St.PHOTO BY RUSSELL J YOUNG

Portland’s premier Latino theater group Milagro presents the North American premiere of La Segua, a cautionary tale of vanity and narcissism for all to heed. Set in the city of Cartago in colonial Costa Rica, a beautiful woman, Encarnación Sancho, is haunted by the specter of La Segua, a legendary woman who appeared to her former suitor and transformed into a monster with a horse’s head, driving him mad. Blaming herself, Sancho resists starting a new relationship with a new suitor who has fallen in love with her. In his play, Alberto Cañas Escalante takes a hard look at Costa Rican values, including ambition and hypocrisy. La Segua is a Spanish language show with English supertitles. The production opened Feb. 7 and runs through March 2. For tickets and more information, call the box office at 503-236-7253 or visit



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