By Jose Rivera
Directed by Bruce Avery
Marisol by Jose Rivera is a dip into the chaos and hope of the 21st Century. In an interview about Marisol Jose Rivera shared his impetus for writing the play: “This is the first play I’ve written with an eye on the next generation. We need to find new heroes and new myths for our society – the old ones just aren’t working.”
Written in 1992, this play prophetically imagined our world today. As we crawl out from our COVID dens and meet the masked world of today the last line of Marisol echoes: ”Oh God, what light. What possibilities. What hope.” San Francisco State University, School of Theatre & Dance presents Marisol in tribute to its students who faced the challenges of the COVID nightmare and dared to hope.
The San Francisco State University School of Theatre & Dance is the fertile ground in which the dance and theatre artists of the 21st century grow. SF State students are exposed to the practical skills, knowledge, compassion and spirit of artistic inquiry that lead to the creation of resonant, viable art. SF State is a community partner with the vibrant Bay Area theatre and dance community, offering its students opportunities to work and grow both at the university and within the local art community.
Marisol previews Friday, November 12, 2021 and runs through the following Friday, November 19, 2021, Friday – Friday @ 7 p.m. plus a matinee performance @ 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 13th . Performances are live in the SF State Little Theatre. Proof of vaccination is required and will be checked at the doors. Masks are also required to be worn at all times inside the theatre and inside all San Francisco State University Buildings.