Marianela is a poor illiterate woman who leads a life of infectious joy and singing. Everyone who comes in contact with her is transformed and falls in love with her. She works as a “seeing” eye person for a young man, Pablo, who lost his sight at birth. Pablo falls in love with her even though he is engaged to Florentine. Florentine’s family has arranged for an expensive and experimental surgery for him to cure his blindness with the condition that he goes through with the marriage. Will Pablo choose Marianela or his sight?
This visionary tale of love and choices incorporate Sprituals, Slave Songs, and songs from the 1800's..
The play is based on the most celebrated and beloved 18th century Spanish novel and will receive its World Premiere Adaptation/Translation on our stage. Adapted and translated by Mark-Brian Sonna with music from the 19th and 18th centuries.
Shows are Thursday through Saturday at 8 PM. Added shows on Saturday, April 12 at 2 PM, and Wednesday, April 16 at 8 PM.