What: The Defiant Muse is a one-act play about the life, work and times of Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, who is considered the greatest female poet of the Americas. It tells the story of how she overcame the restrictions of her family, church and culture to realize her identity as an artist, scholar and independent person. The play is written by Nicholas Patricca, professor emeritus in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts.
When: Friday, Oct. 18 at 2 p.m.
Where: McCormick Lounge in Coffey Hall (1000 W. Sheridan Rd.)
Why go: “I hope that The Defiant Muse will help broaden the students’ horizons and they will be able to celebrate a phenomenal woman leader,” said Grace Mikus, sophomore psychology and criminal justice double major. “Even though Sor Juana lived over 300 years ago, it’s important to learn about different leaders, regardless of in which era they lived.”