by Erlina Ortiz
WHEN: May 2-19; Thursday through Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 3pm during the first weekend, and Friday at 7:30pm, Saturday at 3pm and 7:30pm, and Sunday at 3pm during the second and third weekends.
WHERE: Mill Hill Playhouse is located at 205 E. Front Street, at the corner of Montgomery Street in Trenton, NJ. On-street parking will be available.
TICKETS: $13 - $33 ($38 Saturday night). Student, group and senior discounts available.
Morir Sonyando contains mature language. To purchase tickets, call (609) 392-0766, or visit www.passagetheatre.org.
Passage Theatre Company, Trenton’s Barrymore Award-winning professional theatre company, will close its season with Morir Sonyando. Marking Artistic Director C. Ryanne Domingues’s directorial debut at Passage, Morir Sonyando will run from May 2-19.
Genesis left her past behind long ago. But her mother’s release from prison forces them both to confront long-buried pain—and to wonder if they can ever become a family again. Erlina Ortiz’s play lovingly illuminates the blood ties that break and bind people. (above, Maria Peyramaure and Daniel Colon. Photos by Damion Parran)
Passage’s Artistic Director, Ryanne Domingues, says, “I was drawn to MORIR SONYANDO because it focuses on how we HEAL after trauma. So often, plays, movies, and television shows focus on the abuse itself and never address the work that a family must do to heal and move forward in the aftermath. The family in this play is full of so much love, and it’s important to remember that even families that love each other may be dealing with cycles of trauma that go back generations. Our partnership with Womanspace is a key element to this production, as they will provide our audiences with resources to learn more about this topic at every production. They will be available for those who have questions and may themselves be dealing with issues of violence in their homes. It was important to us that we are not only providing our audiences with a way to talk about this topic, but also to find more active ways to find healing.” (Above, right, Peyramaure and Tolentino)
The cast includes Daniel Colón, Maria Peyramaure, and Johanna Tolentino, familiar to Passage audiences from her appearance in The Real Life Adventures of Jimmy de las Rosas earlier this season. Passage will also partner with Womanspace Executive Director, Pat Hart, M.S.W., LCSW to engage our patrons and community members in the topic of domestic violence and the process of healing. Womanspace will staff a table with information about domestic violence at each of the 12 performances.