“The River Bride”
“The River Bride: A Grim Latino Fairy Tale” was staged by the Arizona Theater Company in December 2018. The play draws from Brazilian mythology, featuring a boto – a shapeshifting dolphin that seeks to seduce women. The press release provides a brief summary of the play:
Once upon a time, in a fishing village along the Amazon, there lived two sisters struggling to find their happily-ever-after. Helena is dreading her sister Belmira’s wedding. The groom, Duarte, should have been hers. And she knows that her sister only wants to escape their sleepy Brazilian town for an exciting new life in the city. But three days before the wedding, fishermen pull a mysterious stranger out of the river – a man with no past who offers both sisters an alluring, possibly dangerous future. Brazilian folklore and lyric storytelling blend into a heartrending tale of true love, regret, transformation, and the struggle to stay true to your family while staying true to yourself.
The play is part of a trio of “grim Latino fairy tales” written by Marisela Treviño Orta, and it will be staged by the Stages Repertory Theater in Houston until February 10, 2019. Click here to read more about the production at Once Upon a Blog…