LUZ, a world-premiere play by Catherine Filloux (DOG AND WOLF, LEMKIN'S HOUSE), opens tomorrow, Wednesday, October 4 at La MaMa's First Floor Theatre (74A East 4th St.). LUZ is a Watson Arts Project, which presents original theater with a particular emphasis on women. Directed by Jose Zayas and with music composed by Sergio R. Reyes, LUZ has a cast featuring Kim Brockington, Peter Jay Fernandez, Lynette R. Freeman, Bobby Plasencia, Steve Rishard, Kimber Riddle, Julissa Roman and Teresa Yenque.
Get a first look at the show in the photos below!
LUZ is a large-scale work, panoramic in its view as the play exposes the global scale of gender-based violence and the collusion between human rights and corporate law practices. From the garbage dump in Guatemala City to tent cities in Haiti and the toxic oil ponds where birds expire, Luz, Helene and Zia -- survivors of targeted violence -- with the help of human rights lawyer Alexandra search for hope in the unlikeliest in-between places. A play that is at once volatile and tender, entertaining and surreal.
Scheduled through October 14, LUZ runs Wednesdays through Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased by calling 212-475-7710 or online at www.lamama.org.
Photo Credit: Steven Schreiber
Kim Brockington and Lynnette R. Freeman
Lynnette R. Freeman and Kimber Riddle
Kim Brockington and Steven Rishard
Julissa Roman (Luz) and Kimber Riddle (Alexandra)
Kim Brockington (foreground) and Kimber Riddle (background)
Peter Jay Fernandez, Lynnette R. Freeman, Kim Brockington and Kimber Riddle
Kimber Riddle, Teresa Yenque and Bobby Plasencia