Mermaids, Monsters, and the World Painted Purple
A world premiere Kennedy Center commission, award-winning Latino playwright Marco Ramirez's five imaginative stories capture the spirit and heart of his rich, distinctive culture. Ages 9+.
- Oct. 10 - 26, 2008
- Family Theater
- 80 minutes
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Written by Marco Ramirez
Directed by Gregg Henry
A girl with fins answers the plea of a starving town. A video-game whiz faces off against a creature on the subway. A boy wields a paintbrush to stop his grandfather from losing his sight. Inspired by characters from Hispanic folklore and culture, this magical and heartfelt series of stories uses color and imagination to capture the vibrant spirit of the Latino community. Up-and-comer Miami native Marco Ramirez--a two-time Latino Playwriting Award winner at the Kennedy Center's American College Theater Festival--weaves together this rich tapestry of fantastical tales, ranging from a daughter who duels with the Devil to bring her father back, to a young superhero moving to the beats of the street. Age 9 and up.
Performance Running Time: 80 minutes, no intermission.
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