The final mainstage production of Ithaca College Theatre’s spring 2019 season challenges the status quo by exploring subjects of war, violence, homelessness and societal upheaval. José Rivera’s “Marisol” opens April 25 in Ithaca College’s Hoerner Theatre. The play inspires action, and IC Theatre will offer audiences the chance to take action right outside the theatre doors by offering opportunities to donate to local charities.
“Marisol” follows Marisol Perez, a Puerto Rican copy editor living in Manhattan who finds herself caught in the crossfire as angels start a revolution to overthrow God. The angels are trying to restore order and beauty to the world, and Marisol struggles to maintain her sanity in the midst of the dangerous environment crumbling around her.
Playwright José Rivera faced many of the societal issues tackled by the play in his time living in the Bronx, New York, and has seen the play take on new life in today’s increasingly erratic world. “The play attempts to define the ways in which the world has ceased to make sense,” said Rivera in his playwright’s statement.