April 10 – May 11, 2014  (Luna Stage – West Orange, NJ)

By José Rivera
Directed by Niegel Smith

Set in early 90s New York City, Oscar Nominee (The Motorcycle Diaries) José Rivera’s powerful and poetic Marisol plunges audiences into the story of a young Latina woman forced to navigate a world left in disarray when her guardian angel leaves her to fight a battle of biblical proportion. In the magic realism style of his mentor Gabriel García Márquez, Rivera creates an urban fantasy, filled with humor and pathos, urging society to recover our long-lost compassion and to wrest our world from the brink of destruction.

“Rivera’s voice is distinctive, and the play is at once brutal and poetic, fantastical and resonant of truth. At Luna Stage in West Orange, where it currently is receiving its New Jersey premiere, Niegel Smith directs a vibrant production with an excellent cast.”  

– Ronni Reich, The Star-Ledger