Obie Award Winning "Marisol" Inaugurates Theatre
Baruch College will inaugurate its new Rose Nagelberg Theatre on Tuesday, November 19th, with the performance of José Rivera's Obie-award-winning play, Marisol., a darkly comic millennial drama of a New York gone terribly wrong. The play will run through Saturday, November 23rd, with shows nightly at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $5. The Rose Nagelberg Theatre is part of the new performing arts space in Baruch College’s much-admired Newman Vertical Campus building, which opened a year ago on 24th Street and Lexington Avenue. Entrance to the theatre is on 25th Street between Lexington and Third Avenues. For further information and ticket reservations, please call (646) 312-4083.
The play takes place in New York City at the beginning of the new millennium when groups of Neo-Nazis are setting fire to homeless people, and Citicorp is kidnapping and torturing people who have exceeded their credit limit. The story revolves around a woman named Marisol who struggles to survive in this harsh world after losing her guardian angel. The cast is made up of 8 actors, all of whom are Baruch students.
Debbie Saivetz, the director, is a member of the theatre faculty in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at Baruch College and has numerous professional credits. Her directing credits include Caridad Svicho's Twelve Ophelias at the Powerhouse/New York Stage & Film and The Nose at the Drama League of New York. She has also created original theatre pieces with Chicago's Industrial Theater and Oxygen Jukebox.
José Rivera's plays have been seen across the country and translated into six languages. They include The House of Ramon Iglesia on the PBS series American Playhouse, and Each Day Dies With Sleep at the Berkeley Rep and Circle Rep in New York. His teleplay P.O.W.E.R. : The Eddie Matos Story for HBO's Life Stories series was nominated for a 1995 Cable Ace Award for Best Children's Program.