Rumble In the Theater
A real conversation about racism, gender, opportunity and history about people that are not heard or seen on the "great white way" and in the world at large.
Rumble in the Theater is about a Puerto Rican actress named Mari, who takes her mother to see a Broadway show. When the lights go down, she is told to "shut up" by a theatergoer. Mari is used to this happening but because Hurricane Maria has hit the island of Puerto Rico, she decides to take her power back. In doing so, she breaks the rules of engagement in the theater and chaos ensues. The disturbance of a Broadway play in the American Theater gets written about in a national newspaper. Through the eyes of Mari, we begin to hear the voices of those who were at the theater and those who read about it in the newspaper. Rumble in the Theater examines the gap between the underserved and the institution of the American Theater.
Rumble is meant to be interactive and to create a rumbling in its audience.
Funded in part by the New England States Touring program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the six New England state arts agencies.
October 21, 22, 23 at 7:00 pm
October 24 at 2:00 pm
General Admission: $25
Let's Go Arts, Students & Seniors: $20
As always, no one left behind for lack of funds.
Written and performed by Marilyn Torres
Directed by Dudley Findlay, Jr.