Westfield State University to present ‘Marisol’ theatre performance

Theatre Arts program production celebrates Puerto Rican Heritage Month

WESTFIELD, Mass.—Westfield State University’s Theatre Arts Program will present Puerto Rican playwright José Rivera’s “Marisol” during Puerto Rican Heritage Month, Nov. 17–20 at 8 p.m., with a matinee on Saturday, Nov. 20, at 2 p.m. in the Ely Campus Center Studio Theatre, 577 Westfield Avenue, Westfield.  

Winner of a 1993 Obie Award for Playwriting, “Marisol” explores the gritty reality of life for a Puerto Rican woman living in the Bronx. When she barely escapes an assault on the subway, Marisol is catapulted into the midst of a nightmarish, dystopian reality in which angels are battling to overthrow God. Eric Parness, assistant professor of English, is directing the play, which will star eight student actors.

Tickets are $12 general public/$10 faculty and staff/$5 Westfield State students and are available at https://westfield.universitytickets.com/?cid=185. 


Founded in 1839 by Horace Mann, Westfield State University is an education leader committed to providing every generation of students with a learning experience built on its founding principle as the first public, co-educational college in America to offer an education without barrier to race, gender, or economic status. This spirit of innovative thinking and social responsibility is forged in a curriculum of liberal arts and professional studies that creates a vital community of engaged learners who become confident, capable individuals prepared for leadership and service to society. For more information on Westfield State University, visit www.westfield.ma.eduwww.twitter.com/westfieldstate, or https://www.facebook.com/WestfieldStateUniversity. 

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