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‘Marisol’ opens Nov. 1 in Studio 88

Rebecca Lustig directs Jose Rivera’s "Marisol," a Miami department of theatre production that opens at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, in Studio 88, Center for Performing Arts. Lustig is a graduate student in theatre.

A free reception follows the opening night performance.

Additional performances are at 8 p.m. Nov. 2, 3 and 4 and at 2 p.m. Nov. 3 and 4. A "talk back" with Shelly Bromberg (Spanish and Portuguese) follows the Nov. 2 evening performance. The discussion will focus on the production, magic realism and the playwright Jose Rivera.

"Marisol" was commissioned and developed by the INTAR Hispanic Arts Center. It premiered in 1992 at the Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville.

The play centers on Marisol Perez, who is bludgeoned by a crazed homeless man wielding a golf club and saved by a guardian angel. When the angel leaves Marisol to join a revolution against God, Marisol must choose whether to join or go her own way.

"‘Marisol’ is a play about survival, discovery, death and rebirth; but most importantly it is a play about hope," Lustig says.

Tickets are $5 for Miami students and youth, $5 for senior citizens and $8 for other adults. For tickets, call the box office at the Shriver Center, 9-3200.

Date Published: 10/25/2001
Volume: 21   Number: 13

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