Marisol | Raven Theatre | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

Marisol The Short List (Theater) Image Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Fridays-Sundays. Continues through Nov. 26 2017

The end times have come: constellations are wasting away, the moon hasn’t been seen for months, food is salt, and coffee is extinct. What’s a guardian angel to do but abandon her charge and lead an uprising to assassinate a senile God? So says Marisol’s angel to her earthly charge one bitter night in the Bronx, where 26-year-old Marisol Perez, a “Puerto Rican yuppie princess” who works in publishing, lays herself to sleep in her roach-infested hovel after praying to God and the apostles and giving her pocketknife and lucky charms a rub for good measure. Little divine or human goodness arises in José Rivera’s play, which follows hapless Marisol as she roams a wasted city without protection against recurrent assaults by golf club-wielding angry white men. The plot is tiresome, but everyone speaks like meteors in their last burn through the atmosphere. Juan Castañeda directed this Promethean Theater Ensemble production. —Irene Hsiao

Price: $25, $20 seniors, $15 students


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