Mariela In the Desert
It is 1951 in the northern desert of Mexico. Once renowned artist Jose Salvatierra, friend of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, is now living in a barren landscape with his wife Mariela. She ceased painting when their afflicted son tragically died in a barn fire and their gifted daughter abandoned them for Mexico City.
EVERYONE HAS SECRETS IN THE DESERT!
This night, accompanied by the unsettling rustling of the desert wind, secrets will be revealed.
"Mariela has contradictory things to teach us about how to live or not live our lives," says playwright Karen Zacarias. Do we betray our family for art's sake or betray our art for our family's sake?
Directed by Alaina Warren Zachary, the play features Catherine Donavon, Nicholas Ballas, Kathi Collins, Roxanne Tapia, Jonathan Harrell, and Skye Franklin.
Mariela in the Desert will run for two weeks, Thursdays - Saturdays, starting January 22 at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2 pm, closing February 1st. Tickets are $17 General admission, $12 Seniors and students. For tickets and reservations, please call 505 424 1601. Teatro Paraguas is locate at 3205 Calle Marie in Santa Fe.
This project is made possible in part by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts, Santa Fe Arts Commission, Tyson-Cook Foundation, and the Santa Fe Community Foundation.