A Visit with the Cast of Martin Zimmerman’s SEVEN SPOTS ON THE SUN at Rattlestick, Opens May 10

Peter Jay Fernandez. Photo by Lia Chang
Peter Jay Fernandez. Photo by Lia Chang

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in collaboration with The Sol Project is presenting the New York premiere of Martín Zimmerman’s Seven Spots On The Sun starring Flora Diaz (The Eyes of My Mother, Fox’s “Gotham”) as Belén, Peter Jay Fernandez (Broadway: All the Way, Cyrano de Bergerac) as Eugenio and Flor De Liz Perez (CBS’s “The Good Wife,” West End: The Motherf**ker with the Hat, Dolphins and Sharks) as Mónica2016 Dora Award winner Weyni Mengesha directs.

Flor De Liz Perez and Sean Carvajal. Photo by Lia Chang
Flor De Liz Perez and Sean Carvajal. Photo by Lia Chang

Seven Spots On The Sun began previews on April 26, for a Wednesday, May 10 opening at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater (224 Waverly Place). The limited 6-week engagement runs through June 4.

Cesar Rosado, Claudia Acosta, Peter Jay Fernandez, Socorro Santiago and Rey Lucas in Martin Zimmerman's 'Seven Spots on the Sun'. Photo by Russ Rowland
Cesar Rosado, Claudia Acosta, Peter Jay Fernandez, Socorro Santiago and Rey Lucas in Martin Zimmerman’s ‘Seven Spots on the Sun’. Photo by Russ Rowland

In Seven Spots On The Sun, a Latin-American village has been without its doctor for 18 months. A recluse, he has refused to look at any patients since the army took his wife away during the country’s civil war. Yet, when a mysterious plague ravages the countryside, he discovers he has the miraculous power to heal with the touch of his hand.

Claudia Acosta, Flor De Liz Perez, Socorro Santiago, Sean Carvajal, Rey Lucas, Peter Jay Fernandez and Cesar J. Rosado in Martin Zimmerman's 'Seven Spots on the Sun'. Photo by Russ Rowland
Claudia Acosta, Flor De Liz Perez, Socorro Santiago, Sean Carvajal, Rey Lucas, Peter Jay Fernandez and Cesar J. Rosado in Martin Zimmerman’s ‘Seven Spots on the Sun’. Photo by Russ Rowland

The cast also includes Claudia Acosta (The Architecture of Becoming, Dance for a Dollar, Don Cristobal Billy Club Man) as The Town, Sean Carvajal (Tell Hector I Miss Him, HBO’s “Crush,” Water by the Spoonful) as Luis, Rey Lucas (Exit Strategy, Water by the Spoonful, Broadway: The Rainmaker) as Moisés, Cesar Rosado (Dolphins and Sharks, Middle Voice Co-Artistic Director) as The Town and Socorro Santiago (Kingdom Come, ABC’s “All My Children”) as The Town.

Peter Jay Fernandez in Martin Zimmerman's 'Seven Spots on the Sun'. Photo by Russ Rowland
Peter Jay Fernandez in Martin Zimmerman’s ‘Seven Spots on the Sun’. Photo by Russ Rowland

The production team includes Arnulfo Maldonado (Scenic Design), Amith Chandrashaker (Lighting Design), Tei Blow (Sound Design), Fabian Aguilar (Costume Design), Rebecca Key (Production Manager), Nicole Marconi (Production Stage Manager), Genevieve Ortiz (Assistant Stage Manager) and Jack Doulin + Sharky (Casting).

Socorro Santiago and Sean Carvajal. Photo by Lia Chang
Socorro Santiago and Sean Carvajal. Photo by Lia Chang

Seven Spots On The Sun performs Wednesday to Saturday evenings and Monday evenings at 8pm with matinees on Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm, through June 4, at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater (224 Waverly Place). Running time is approximately 95 minutes.

Claudia Acosta, Flor De Liz Perez, Sean Carvajal, Peter Jay Fernandez, Rey Lucas, Flora Diaz and Cesar J. Rosado on the set of Martin Zimmerman’s ‘Seven Spots On the Sun” at Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre. Photo by Lia Chang
Claudia Acosta, Flor De Liz Perez, Sean Carvajal, Peter Jay Fernandez, Rey Lucas, Flora Diaz and Cesar J. Rosado on the set of Martin Zimmerman’s ‘Seven Spots On the Sun” at Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre. Photo by Lia Chang

Post-show talkbacks will take place on May 6 with Playwright Martín Zimmerman, May 7 with Director Weyni Mengesha, and on May 24 and May 31 with the cast.

Weyni Mengesha and Peter Jay Fernandez. Photo by Lia Chang
Director Weyni Mengesha and Peter Jay Fernandez. Photo by Lia Chang

Preview ticket prices, April 26 through May 9, are $35 (General), $25 (Artist), $10 (Student). After the May 10 opening, tickets are $50 (General), $25 (Artist), $15 (Student). April 27 and May 11 are pay-what-you-can nights. Tickets can be bought at www.Rattlestick.org or via phone at 212-627-2556.

www.solproject.org.

Peter Jay Fernandez, Flora Diaz and Flor De Liz Perez Lead Cast of New York Premiere of Martin Zimmerman’s SEVEN SPOTS ON THE SUN at Rattlestick, April 26 – June 4

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Peter Jay Fernandez and Lia Chang. Photo by Garth Kravits
Peter Jay Fernandez and Lia Chang. Photo by Garth Kravits

Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers,  musicians and corporations. Lia is also an internationally published and exhibited photographer, a multi-platform journalist, and a publicist. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman and Hide and Seek. She is profiled in Jade Magazine and Playbill.com.

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