The River Bride takes audiences on a mystical journey of true love and regret pitting two sisters in a struggle to find their true selves. Three days before a wedding a handsome and mysterious stranger is rescued from the Amazon River and his arrival turns everything upside down. The playwright, uses a universal folktale to weave her story of sisters who approach romance in very different ways…each navigating dangerous waters differently.
Su Teatro performs The River Bride, a folktale set along the Amazon River, told with lyrical passion by one of the best poets in Latino playwrighting. Maricela Treviño Orta’s storytelling blends all of this into a heartrending tale of love, grudges, transformation . . . against the background of the ever-present river, giving and taking away. Directed by Hugo Jon Sayles.
The playwright, Marisela Orta Trevino, writes that the play’s interpretation of love is “complicated” with a lot of work that needs to be done before finding it. Su Teatro highlights emerging Latinx playwright The River Bride is the first of three plays/fables written by Marisela Orta Trevino that Su Teatro will be producing in the coming years.
Come take a ride down this beautifully flowing river Join Su Teatro for this captivating story that blends enchantment, fantasy, and the bold pursuit of love. All performances will be held at Su Teatro, 721 Santa Fe Drive, in Denver’s Santa Fe Art District. Curtain for evening performances is at 7:30 pm with the Sunday Fundraising matinee at 2:00 pm. Ticket prices vary with special discounts throughout the run and can be purchased online (www.suteatro.org), by phone (303-296- 0219), or at the Box Office.
River Bride will be followed by The Wolf at the Door and Alcira. Tony Garcia, Su Teatro’s Artistic Director and resident playwright notes that Su Teatro has long term relationship with Ms. Trevino, being the first company to provide a full-length production of her acclaimed work Braided Sorrow. Garcia feels her stories and poetry are “unique and fit into the aesthetic of Su Teatro.” Marisela Treviño Orta began her career in theatre and playwriting while working as a resident poet at El Teatro Jornalero in Los Angeles, California. There she began infusing her plays and stories with poetry while exploring political and social justice themes in her plays.