IN PARADISE And SHE PLUNDERED HIM Open In Joint Engagement
INTAR (Eduardo Machado, Artistic Director/John McCormack, Executive Director/Alina Troyano, Associate Artistic Director) has found its new home for this season at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street) and would like to invite you to see Eduardo Machado's new play In Paradise and Nick Norman's new play She Plundered Him, together forming a 90-minute evening. Performances will begin February 15th and run through March 7th. Opening Night is set for February 21st.
In Eduardo Machado's new play, In Paradise, an estranged husband shows up on his wife's doorstep. Carlos left Marilyn seven years ago for another man, but both the conflicts and chemistry between them feels as fresh as if they were never apart. Deserted by his lover, Carlos has returned to Marilyn for answers and salvation. As they delve into the remains of their shared history, the power struggle between them plays out through recrimination, eroticism, anger, and love. Can you help someone who betrayed you move forward, or will you always blame one single person for ruining your entire life?
In Nick Norman's lyrical new play, She Plundered Him, the boundaries of familial relationships are tested in new and dangerous ways. Calder, already on a mental precipice, is convinced that he saw something unseemly pass between his wife, Keep, and son, Anthony...but did he? As Calder's obsessive jealousy spirals out of control and Keep and Anthony lie to him and one another, the family unit threatens to break irreparably. Throughout, the playwright employs heightened classical language infused with harsh vernacular, and the results are harrowing and brutal. Nick Norman's devastating story presents a searing, challenging emerging voice to New York theatre.
Billy Hopkins directs a cast that features Leslie Lyles (as Marilyn) and Ed Vassallo (as Carlos) for In Paradise; and James Chen (as Anthony), Leslie Lyles (as Keep), and Mark Elliot Wilson (as Calder) in She Plundered Him. This production is made possible through a generous grant from the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust.
INTAR, one of the United States' longest running Latino theatres producing in English, works to:
Nurture the professional development of Latino theater artists.
Produce bold, innovative, artistically significant plays that reflect diverse perspectives.
Make accessible the diversity inherent in America's cultural heritage.
Through an integrated program of workshops, productions of works in progress, and mainstage productions, INTAR continues to raise standards of the theater arts. INTAR brings to the public vital and energetic voices of both promising and accomplished Latino theater professionals, replacing stereotypes while giving expression to the diversity and depth of today's Latino-American community.
Press performances will be:
Wednesday February 18 at 7pm
Thursday February 19 at 7pm
Friday February 20 at 7pm
Saturday February 21 at 7 PM -- OPENING NIGHT