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Rosie Ramos and Jazzma Pryor

Tom McGrath

When: Fridays-Sundays. Continues through Nov. 26 2017
Price: $25, $20 seniors, $15 students
The end times have come: constellations are wasting away, the moon hasn’t been seen for months, food is salt, and coffee is extinct. What’s a guardian angel to do but abandon her charge and lead an uprising to assassinate a senile God? So says Marisol’s angel to her earthly charge one bitter night in the Bronx, where 26-year-old Marisol Perez, a “Puerto Rican yuppie princess” who works in publishing, lays herself to sleep in her roach-infested hovel after praying to God and the apostles and giving her pocketknife and lucky charms a rub for good measure. Little divine or human goodness arises in José Rivera’s play, which follows hapless Marisol as she roams a wasted city without protection against recurrent assaults by golf club-wielding angry white men. The plot is tiresome, but everyone speaks like meteors in their last burn through the atmosphere. Juan Castañeda directed this Promethean Theater Ensemble production. —Irene Hsiao



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