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May 16, 2019 - June 16, 2019

Marisol

By José Rivera
Directed by Brian Mertes
With Mia Ellis as The Angel

Marisol goes to bed in her New York City apartment but awakens after a visit from her guardian angel to a surreal and crumbling new reality. The Bronx has become a battlefield as leather-clad angels take up arms against an old and dying God in a war to save the universe. The moon has disappeared, food has turned to salt, and chaos follows Marisol at every turn as she attempts to find hope among the ruins in this primal, poetic, fantastical, and often humor.

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Spoiler Alert!

Synopsis

Below is a synopsis of the show. You've been warned.

Marisol Perez has worked hard to get where she is. She’s working a white-collar job in Manhattan at a science textbook publishing company, she has a coworker, June, who is a good friend, and her life is “normal,” for what it is.

Though she works in Manhattan, Marisol still lives in the criminal hell that is the early 1990s Bronx, which is where she grew up. One night on her commute home, she is nearly assaulted by a mad man on the train. Narrowly escaping death, she returns to her apartment only to hear the violence of her neighborhood as she tries to get some sleep.

As she sleeps, Marisol is visited by her guardian angel. She reveals to Marisol that she has been protecting her for her entire life. The angel then explains to Marisol that God is dying and can no longer take care of the world that he created. The angels have decided that they must protect the earth and try to bring order back into the world and that they only way to do this is to go to war with God. The angel tells Marisol that she is on her own now since the angel must take up arms with the fellow angels. The angel explains that she can no longer protect Marisol and leaves her to fend for herself.

With no protection, Marisol is left to wander the world alone. Now that the angels are gone, the world has turned into an apocalyptic landscape where all food has turned to salt, people are beaten for having credit card debt, and Nazis roam the city and murder the homeless. Suddenly, the world is no longer safe and Marisol finds herself searching for answers, food, and shelter in a world that seemingly has none. Without the angel, Marisol is in charge of her own destiny and she must decide what she is going to do, how to survive, and what she’s really fighting for.

Community Partners

Cast & Creative

Cast
Mia Ellis '12
The Angel
Octavia Chavez-Richmond '18
Marisol

Creative

Brian Mertes
Director