Mariela in the Desert at Theatre Off Jackson, through April 9

Posted on March 21, 2016, 8:40 am
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Latino Theatre Projects and Theatre Off Jackson are in the midst of their run of Mariela in the Desert, an award-winning play by Latina playwright Karen Zacarias. Performed in English and directed by Fernando Luna, the show explores creativity, loss and family.

About the show:

Mariela and José were once the golden couple of the Mexican artists’ inner circle. Together they built a family and an artist colony to host friends Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, and Rufino Tamayo. But now their daughter has grown up and run away, their friends are too famous to call, and artistic inspiration has been strangled by isolation and lies. Set in the northern Mexican desert in 1950, Mariela in the Desert is a deadly mystery—a layered yet profoundly honest story of what happens to a family when creativity is forced to dry and wither away.

Tickets are $15 general admission; the show runs through April 9.

LTP and Theatre Off Jackson’s Mariela in the Desert 

When: Thursdays-Saturdays through April 9, 8pm

Where: Theatre Off Jackson (409 7th Avenue S)

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