Actress Loses Part in Spanish 'Vagina Monologues' for Backing Tea Party Candidate
Maria Conchita Alonso is not afraid to speak her mind on politics, even if it goes against the beliefs of many in her peer group. The Running Man actress, who has spoken out against Fidel Castro in the past, recently backed Tea Party candidate Tim Donnelly in the California governor's race.
Donnelly is an opponent of illegal immigration and believes in smaller government.
Now, she's paying the price for it.
The actress was to perform next month at the Brava Theater Center in San Francisco’s Mission District in a Spanish-language version of “The Vagina Monologues,” scheduled for a run from February 14th through 17th. The show is being produced by none other than Eliana Lopez, wife of San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi.
“We really cannot have her in the show, unfortunately,” Lopez told KPIX 5. She said Alonso abruptly resigned from the cast on Friday, given the backlash on the immigration issue.
“Of course she has the right to say whatever she wants. But we’re in the middle of the Mission. Doing what she is doing is against what we believe,” Lopez said.