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‘Marisol’ streamed live performance
October 15, 2020 @ 8:00 am – October 17, 2020 @ 11:30 pm
The UNC Greensboro School of Theatre is pleased to present “Marisol” by José Rivera, streaming on-demand October 15-17. Recipient of the Obie Award for playwriting in 1993, the play follows Marisol Perez, a young Puerto Rican woman who struggles to switch between working in her cushy Manhattan job as a copy editor and going home to her rough neighborhood in the Bronx. When her Guardian Angel leaves her, Marisol must learn to fend for herself without the security of God in the end of days. In this blunt and honest telling of New York City without a benevolent God, we see Marisol come face to face with homelessness, prejudice, street-violence, hate crimes, sexuality, and loss of faith. When God becomes senile, all the things known to be true become unrecognizable in this sharp, hard-hitting story that leaves no room for normalcy as the world falls apart.
At the helm, director Jim Wren brings an innovative approach to intimate theatre with social distancing restrictions. Wren says “Marisol is a cry from the heart. It’s a wildly theatrical attack on the injustices of class and caste, race and gender, and economics that is as relevant today as when it premiered in 1993, perhaps even more so. It’s a play that I am privileged to once again explore with my students and colleagues at UNCG Theatre.” Wren brings the chaotic, apocalyptic events close to our own reality during a time in which the world of the play is eerily comparable to our own.
Tickets for on-demand streaming are available online at www.uncgtheatre.com