Photos: Martín Zimmerman’s SEVEN SPOTS ON THE SUN opens at Rattlestick

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, opened at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, on May 10th. I caught up with the cast and creative team after the show at Macondo West, where the opening night party was in full salsa mode.

Playwright Martin Zimmerman, Peter Jay Fernandez and director Weyni Mengesha. Photo by Lia Chang
Playwright Martin Zimmerman, Peter Jay Fernandez and director Weyni Mengesha. Photo by Lia Chang

Presented in collaboration with The Sol Project, Seven Spots on the Sun features an 8 member all Latinx cast including Sean Carvajal as Luis,  Flora Diaz as Belén, Peter Jay Fernandez as Eugenio, Rey Lucas as Moisés, Flor De Liz Perez as Mónica, with Claudia Acosta, Cesar Rosado and Socorro Santiago rounding out the ensemble as The Town.

SEVEN SPOTS ON THE SUN castmembers Rey Lucas, Claudia Acosta, Flora Diaz, Peter Jay Fernandez, Cesar Rosado, Flor De Liz Perez and Socorro Santiago (not pictured- Sean Carvajal). Photo by Lia Chang
SEVEN SPOTS ON THE SUN castmembers Rey Lucas, Claudia Acosta, Flora Diaz, Peter Jay Fernandez, Cesar Rosado, Flor De Liz Perez and Socorro Santiago (not pictured- Sean Carvajal). Photo by Lia Chang

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.

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 85 minutes.

Director Weyni Mengesha, Playwright Martin Zimmerman, Flora Diaz, Peter Jay Fernandez, Flora De Liz Perez, Cesar Rosado, Claudia Acosta and Rey Lucas. Photo by Lia Chang
Director Weyni Mengesha, Playwright Martin Zimmerman, Flora Diaz, Peter Jay Fernandez, Flora De Liz Perez, Cesar Rosado, Claudia Acosta and Rey Lucas. Photo by Lia Chang

Tickets are $50 (General), $25 (Artist), $15 (Student). Tickets can be bought at www.Rattlestick.org or via phone at 212-627-2556.

Peter Jay Fernandez and Flor De Liz Perez. Photo by Lia Chang
Peter Jay Fernandez and Flor De Liz Perez. Photo by Lia Chang

Photos: Peter Jay Fernandez, Flor De Liz Perez, Sean Carvajal, Rey Lucas and More in New York Premiere of Martin Zimmerman’s SEVEN SPOTS ON THE SUN at Rattlestick, Opens May 10 

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

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 

Peter Jay Fernandez, Alex Breaux, Lucas Caleb Rooney and Zoë Winters Celebrate Opening Night of NYTW’s RED SPEEDO by Lucas Hnath 

Click here for more articles on Peter Jay Fernandez.

Click here for the Lia Chang Articles Archive and here for the Lia Chang Photography Website.

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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