Marisol, by José Rivera: December 10-17, Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

in CFA, Theatre
November 30th, 2010

Boston, MA – A significant contemporary play by one of the world’s leading Latino playwrights, José Rivera’s Obie Award-winning Marisol will be presented by the School of Theatre in the Boston University College of Fine Arts, December 10-17 at the Calderwood Pavilion. Marisol finds herself struggling to survive in an urban wasteland while her guardian angel leads an army against God. This production takes a surreal look at the future of New York City staged in a labyrinth within the Wimberly Theatre. Director and BU alumna Tara L. Matkosky reverses the playing space and seats patrons on stage in what promises to be a unique theatrical experience. Details and tickets are available at

Watch an interview with Matkosky about the production:

Marisol invites the audience to take a closer look at our society and the world in which we live, often yielding disturbing revelations. Director Matkosky explains her motivation in staging this production at this time; “As an artist living with this play since the summer, I see its issues swirling around me. When I hear on National Public Radio that poverty is at its highest level in 200 years; when the idea of ‘health care for all’ sparks hatred and fear of ‘death panels’ if we grant this fundamental need to all classes; when I read that one in four homeless persons served in the Armed Forces; and when I look out into the theatre world and see a theatre of commercialism that has forgotten its role as that of gift-giver to its community. Marisol must be done. It wants to be done. Whether consciously or unconsciously, our society is asking for this play.”

Matkosky completed her MFA in Directing from the BU School of Theatre this past spring, and has trained through New York University in London and Ireland, as well as with Anne Bogart’s SITI Company. Previous directing credits at BU include Paula Vogel’s How I Learned to Drive (BCAP), Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, Eric Overmyer’s On the Verge, Sophie Treadwell’s Machinal and Jean Genet’s The Maids. Jim Petosa, Director of the BU School of Theatre, raves, “We’re extremely happy to welcome back our recently graduated MFA Director Tara L. Matkosky to work with this wonderfully committed all-student company and production team.”

Event Details at a Glance:

Boston University College of Fine Arts
School of Theatre presents


José Rivera, playwright
Tara L. Matkosky, director

Friday, December 10, 8:00pm
Saturday, December 11, 8:00pm
Sunday, December 12, 2:00pm
Tuesday, December 14, 10:00am and 7:30pm
Wednesday, December 15, 7:30pm (Post-show discussion with the company)
Thursday, December 16, 7:30pm (ASL interpreted)
Friday, December 17, 8:00pm

Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA
527 Tremont St., Boston
T Green Line, Copley stop; T Orange Line, Back Bay stop

Tickets: $12 general public, $10 BU alumni, WGBH members, Huntington subscribers, students, and senior citizens; BU community: one free ticket with BU ID at the door, day of performance, subject to availability.
Box Office: or 617.933.8600

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