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Clearly, New York in the 1980s and early '90s was hell. Jose Rivera's Marisol premiered in May, 1993, just six months before Tony Kushner's Angels in America: Perestroika--and both works evoke a city undone on a cosmic level. As Kushner tells it, God simply got disgusted and moved on; for Rivera, the divinity is a senile despot facing an angelic insurrection. Rivera's title character is a young woman trying to hold on in an environment where apples are extinct, the water is full of salt, neo-Nazis go around setting the homeless on fire, and the Moon has just plain disappeared. What's weird is that Rivera, like Kushner, finds a saving, human grace in all this. As roughly, beautifully realized in John Mossman's production for the Artistic Home, Marisol offers a vision of the apocalypse as an absurd, poignant, funny, oddly hopeful event. --Tony Adler

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