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Mariela en el desierto

By Karen Zacarías, one of the most celebrated Mexican American playwrights.

By Karen Zacarías
Directed by Jerry Ruíz
Presented in Spanish
(Live simultaneous English translation available)
Length: 2 hours

Tickets start at $29 (Group rates available)
VIP Seats available

By Phone: 1-212-225-9999

Presented in Spanish

Recommended for all audiences

Now in New York after productions in Chicago, Denver, Portland, Santa Fe & Washington, D.C.

I am just amazed by [Zulema Clares’] range…Clares is one of the finest actors working in New York City. -Montserrat Méndez,

Mariela and José were once the golden couple of the
Mexican artist inner-circle. Together they built a family and an artist colony to host friends like Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, and Rufino Tamayo. But now their daughter has grown and run away, Frida and Diego are too famous to call, and artistic inspiration has been strangled by isolation and mendacity. Set in an empty artists’ colony in the Mexican desert in 1950, this mystery play reveals what happens to relationships when a long hidden family lie is exposed.

The production stars Zulema Clares (Best Actress Award at the Camaguey Theater Festival) as Mariela, John Concado as Adam, José Joaquín Pérez as Carlos, Maria Helán (Oliver Stone’s World Trade Center) as Blanca, Alfredo Huereca (HOLA Best Actor and New York ACE Best Actor) as José, and Teresa Yenque (Roundabout Theater Company, The Public, Lincoln Center) as Oliva.

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138 East 27th Street, New York, NY 10016
Tel. 1-212-225-9999