The Theatre Program at Lehman College will present Marisol, the 1993 Obie Award-winning drama about a community grappling with poverty and crime. Performances will be held on Wed., Oct. 31, at 3:30 p.m.; Thurs.-Sat. at 8 p.m.; and Sun., Nov. 4, at 3 p.m.
Set in the Bronx, Marisol is an apocalyptic urban fantasy that urges citizens to “wake up” and somehow find a way to recover the long-lost and much-needed compassion for their fellow man. Marisol Perez, a young Latino woman, is our guide through this story of devastation and renewal.
The play was written by José Rivera, who received an Oscar nomination for his screenplay The Motorcycle Diaries. His notable works for the stage include Cloud Tectonics, References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot and Massacre (Sing to Your Children). John Clancy, founding artistic director of Present Company and of the New York International Fringe Festival, will direct.
General admission is $10 and $8 for students and seniors. Free for Lehman students with a validated I.D. For more information, call 718-960-7838 or log on to www.lehmantheatredance.org.
The Theatre Program at Lehman seeks to transform students into versatile, self-directed artists. The College’s program in theater and dance helps students to develop the knowledge and skills, as well as the conceptual, critical and creative perspectives, necessary for a professional life in the performing arts.