What's this? It appears that the wives of two sworn enemies in SF politics, District Attorney George Gascon and former Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, are going to share a stage this weekend in a Spanish-language production of The Vagina Monologues. The famed Eve Ensler play, which has now been performed by groups of women thousands of times around the world, is of course about female empowerment and touches on issues of sex and rape, and a production is taking place Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the Victoria Theater in the Mission starring both Eliana Lopez and Mrs. Gascon, a.k.a. Fabiola Kramsky, as the Chronicle reports.
Lopez, of course, was at the center of that 2012 domestic abuse case involving Mirkarimi, in which Gascon was the man leveling the charges against the newly elected sheriff. Mirkarimi weathered the storm of an Ethics Committee hearing and kept his job following a brief suspension, and even got his domestic violence conviction expunged in 2015. But his reputation never quite recovered, and he lost a reelection bid last year to Vicki Hennessy.
And Lopez, who's producing The Vagina Monologues en espanol, was a noted Venezuelan telenovela star before relocating to San Francisco to have Mirkarimi's baby. Last year, she wrote and starred in a one-woman show, also in Spanish, that was all about her husband's scandal, titled, "Cuál Es el Escándalo?" or "What Is the Scandal?"
Gascon's wife, Kramsky, is a native of Mexico City and will allegedly be doing some of the racier material in this weekend's production. She's no stranger to stage and screen either she's an Emmy-winning TV journalist who's worked for Univision, first in Los Angeles and more recently hosting the daily morning show "Al Despertar" on Univision San Francisco.
Lopez and Kramsky also took part in Ensler's One Billion Rising event in SF in 2013, as Fog City Journal reported, to bring attention to sexual violence against women and girls worldwide.