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"José Rivera wrote this grimly imaginative drama in 1992, and it is sobering to observe how some of his fiery themes still smolder with relevance in the smart production currently being presented by Luna Stage in West Orange."
"This challenging work, which won an Obie Award in 1993, is vitalized by a sophisticated staging from Niegel Smith..."
"The five-member company delivers committed performances. Cynthia Fernandez, eyes widening or clenching shut with terror, lends a frail intensity to her prim, sweet-voiced Marisol. The street-savvy angel is depicted by Nehassaiu deGannes...Emma O’Donnell gives June, Marisol’s assertive co-worker, an astringent Brooklyn accent. Debbie Bernstein is a scary vision as the unraveling Woman With Furs. The heaviest dramatic lifting is handily provided by Christopher Kelly, portraying four characters...Performing in arm’s-length proximity to the audience, the actors consistently enliven this weighty opus."
Christopher Kelly and Cynthia Fernandez. Photo by Steven Lawler.
Final 4 Performances!
MARISOL By José Rivera
WHEN: Thursday, May 8th, at 7:30OM; Friday, May 9th, at 8 PM; Saturday, May 10th, at 8 PM; Sunday, May 11th, at 3 PM WHERE: Luna Stage, 555 Valley Road, West Orange