Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, in collaboration with The Sol Project, presents the New York premiere of Martín Zimmerman’s meditation on mourning, redemption and revenge, Seven Spots On The Sun, directed by 2016 Dora Award winner Weyni Mengesha, starring Flora Diaz (The Eyes of My Mother, Fox’s “Gotham”), Peter Jay Fernandez (Broadway: All the Way, Cyrano de Bergerac) and Flor De Liz Perez (CBS’s “The Good Wife,” West End: The Motherf**ker with the Hat, Dolphins and Sharks).
Seven Spots On The Sun is currently in previews and will open on Wednesday, May 10, at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater (224 Waverly Place). The limited 6-week engagement runs through June 4.
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.
The 8-member all Latinx cast also includes Claudia Acosta (The Architecture of Becoming, Dance for a Dollar, Don Cristobal Billy Club Man), Sean Carvajal (Tell Hector I Miss Him, HBO’s “Crush,” Water by the Spoonful), Rey Lucas (Exit Strategy, Water by the Spoonful, Broadway: The Rainmaker), Cesar J. Rosado (Dolphins and Sharks, Middle Voice Co-Artistic Director) and Socorro Santiago (Kingdom Come, ABC’s “All My Children”).
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).
After the May 10 opening, tickets are $50 (General), $25 (Artist), $15 (Student). May 11 is a pay-what-you-can night. Tickets can be bought at www.Rattlestick.org or via phone at 212-627-2556.
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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.