A playful melancholy a la Cervantes, Garcia Marquez, Allende, and Borges, this play follows a young archeologist as he goes in search of a legend, and the woman who might still hold a key to his father's heart. The women he encounters claim to be "witches." Indeed, they talk to waterfalls, read snails, pray to salt, and compose music alongside the oil painting of Don Quixote. But do they have any real powers? Absurdly exposing the ins and outs of heartbreak and dementia, the play questions: Is there a difference between magic and will?
Words Afire Theatre Festival, Albuquerque 2011
Manhattan Repertory Theatre WinterFest 2011