Latina Actress Out of Mission District Vagina Monologues Production After Endorsing Anti-Immigrant Candidate

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Welp, this has all the makings of a dramatic Telenovela. Maria “Conchita” Alonso, a Cuban-born actress perhaps better known for her role in the movie Moscow on the Hudson, resigned from the Spanish-language Vagina Monologues show slated to take place at the Brava Theater next month after facing backlash for supporting an anti-immigrant candidate.

Alonso appears in a three-minute campaign commercial with Assemblyman Tim Donnelly.

Channel 5 KPIX has the exclusive.

“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.

Alonso received an earful from listeners of Spanish-language radio station KIQI 1010 AM in San Francisco on Friday, after she said in an interview that she supported many of Donnelly’s views on illegal immigration. Several listeners took her to task after she used the term “illegal” to describe undocumented immigrants.

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