Mount Holyoke College Department of Film Media Theater Presents: “Marisol” by Jose Rivera



Mount Holyoke College- Rooke Theater (50 College St., South Hadley MA)

The Mount Holyoke College Department of Film Media Theater invites you to experience the disintegration of urban society in America with José Rivera’s Obie Award-winning dark fairytale, “Marisol.”

In a dystopian world where apples are extinct and people turn into mounds of salt, the angels plot an epic battle to save the human race. Marisol, a Puerto Rican woman from the Bronx, embarks on a journey through the apocalypse to survive on her own, facing the possibility of her death amongst chaos and crisis.

The two-act play provides an atmosphere of human vulnerability that raises the existential questions of homelessness, ecological disaster, paranoia, mental illness, theology, sexuality and civil disorder.

Mount Holyoke’s production is directed by Liz Almonte ‘24, featuring Set Design by Lee Heintzelman ‘24, Costume Design by Jensen Glick, and Lighting & Sound Design by Lara Dubin.

"Author Franny Choi says, ‘By the time the apocalypse began, the world had already ended.. This play makes me envision tomorrow even when my eyes are clouded by fear. Fear and destruction seep into every crevice and corner of our lives. Hope is not a feeling, but a state of being that fuels revolution.  Marisol forces us to embellish destruction with hope. To fuel our pain with as much hope as possible so as to relinquish it. What is pain without hope and vice versa? How do we begin again if hope is lost?” - Director Liz Almonte ‘24

Performance Dates and Times:
Thursday, March 7, 7:30 pm
Friday, March 8, 7:30 pm
Saturday, March 9, 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 10, 2:00 pm

Tickets: $10 general | $8 students and senior citizens

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