From Daniel Maseda ’16:
Wesleyan University’s Theater Department presents “Marisol,” by playwright José Rivera, from Thursday, November 19 through Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 8pm in the Center for the Arts Theater, located at 271 Washington Terrace on the Wesleyan campus in Middletown.
“Marisol” takes place in a post-apocalyptic world filled with intrigue and dark humor as Marisol winds her way through the darkened and abandon streets of New York. She is caught in the middle of a conflict between God and his angels as they battle over the fate of the world and humanity. Playwright José Rivera is known for his magical realism, and was the first Puerto Rican to be nominated for an Oscar by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for “Best Adapted Screenplay,” for the 2004 film “The Motorcycle Diaries.” “Marisol” deals with issues of faith and poverty, and earned Mr. Rivera a 1993 Obie Award for Playwriting. The Wesleyan production will be directed by Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater Edward Torres, with design by Jiji Chang and costume design by Cybele Moon.
Directed by Edward Torres
Produced by the Wesleyan University Theater Department
Asst. Directors: Russell Goldman and Alexa de la Cruz
Stage Manager: Nola Werlinich
Asst. Stage Managers: Brie Mann-Hernandez and Lianne Yun
Celina Gray Bernstein
Tickets are available online here, by phone at (860) 685-3355, or in person at the Wesleyan University Box Office, located in the Usdan University Center, 45 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown. Tickets may also be purchased at the door beginning one hour prior to the performance, subject to availability. The Center for the Arts accepts cash, checks written to “Wesleyan University,” and all major credit cards. No refunds, cancellations, or exchanges.
Date: November 19-21
Place: CFA Theater
Cost: $8 for the general public; $5 for senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, and non-Wesleyan students; and $4 for Wesleyan students