The Wake Forest University MainStage production of José Rivera’s award-winning play Marisol ran Sept. 28-29 and Oct. 3-7.
Theatre professor Cindy Gendrich directed the magical-realism-inspired production, which centers on a copy editor wandering the dangerous streets of an apocalyptic New York City after the angels rebel against God and the natural order begins to fall apart.
Rivera participated in an IPLACe-sponsored post-performance discussion immediately following the play on Fri., Oct. 5.
For his work on “The Motorcycle Diaries,” a film based on Che Guevara’s diary about a life-changing motorcycle trip with Alberto Granado, Rivera became the first Puerto Rican screenwriter to be nominated for an Oscar. He was also a contributing writer for “Family Matters” (1989) and co-created and co-produced the NBC-TV series “Eerie, Indiana.”