Marisol

by José Rivera

The Gremlin Theatre
October 3 – 18, 2009

Armageddon in heaven means hell on earth, if you’re not careful.

Marisol Perez’s routine existence changes abruptly when her guardian angel informs her that the angels are planning a rebellion against God. With the heavens in an uproar, social stability and natural order rapidly begin to deteriorate on Earth. Acid rain burns the skin; apples and coffee are extinct. The sun never rises and the moon is lost in the orbit of another planet. Men can bear children. Like the other poor mortals suffering without assistance from on high, Marisol does her best to stumble along, trying to make sense of a world gone mad.

The Cast

Marisol – Roneet Aliza Rahamim
Angel – Amber Bjork +
Lenny, Scar Tissue, et al. – Grant Henderson
June – Melanie Wehrmacher
Woman with Furs, et al. – Noë Tallen

The Crew

Director – Carin Bratlie ^
Stage Manager – Lydia Bolder +
Special Effects and Makeup Designer – Crist Ballas
Set Designer – Ryan Ripley
Lighting Designer – Stephanie Drinkard +
Sound Designer – Katharine Horowitz
Props Designer – Julie Johnson
Costume Designer – A. Emily Heaney
Graphic Designer – Kris Heding +
Assistant Director – Natalie Novacek ^ #
Assistant Stage Manager – Sarah Bauer

^ Theatre Pro Rata Company Member
+ Theatre Pro Rata Resident Artist
# Associate Member of the Stage Directors & Choreographers Society

The Press

“…enthusiastically insane…” – City Pages
“…fairly bursting at the seams with theatricality…” – TC Daily Planet
“…stunning, occasionally shocking…” – Star Tribune
“How I Got That Job” – Star Tribune Interview with Roneet Aliza Rahamim
TC Theater Connection – Marisol Podcast
Star Tribune – Marisol Feature
“Art Hounds” – Marisol & Interview with Carin Bratlie
Examiner – Interview with Carin Bratlie
Lavender Magazine – “On The Townsend” Feature
Broadway World – Marisol Feature

“Unrequited lesbian love is touchingly portrayed in an exquisitely surrealistic production of Marisol by Theatre Pro Rata.” – John Townsend on KFAI’s Fresh Fruit, Thursday, October 8, 2009.

The Fun Stuff

Press Release

The Gallery