Elliot: A Soldier's Fugue

Teatro Paraguas is proud to present Elliot: A Soldier’s Fugue, written by playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes and directed by Alix Hudson.

It is the lyrical and moving first part of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Elliot Trilogy. Moving a-chronologically through six decades and three generations, Elliot centers around protagonist Elliot Ortiz (Luca Pacheco) and his life as a Marine during and after a tour in Iraq. When he is back home in Philadelphia, he struggles to make sense of his life in interviews with the press, and attempts to communicate with his father (Niko’a Salas). Woven into his experiences are the narratives of his Marine father and Army Nurse mother, Ginny (Juliet Salazar), in the Vietnam War, and his Korean War veteran grandfather (Rudy Fernandez). The four people speak to us with frankness about their truths of war even as they often fail to convey them to one another.

All scenes either take place in The Empty Space or Ginny’s Garden; as Hudes notes, “both spaces are holy in their own way.” The themes of human connection, loss, and deferred healing repeat throughout the piece and throughout the generations, often simultaneously on stage, like melodic lines of a fugue. Elliot: A Soldier’s Fugue runs from September 26th to October 13th. Shows are at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday and 2pm on Sundays.

Prices range from $15-$25.

Elliot: A Soldier’s Fugue is the first part of an incredible Trilogy.

Don’t miss a single piece:

Elliot: A Soldier’s Fugue: September 26th– October 13th

Water By the Spoonful: October 3rd – 20th

The Happiest Song Plays Last: October 10th – October 27th"