PTE’s twelfth season opens with José  Rivera’s Marisol – an absurdist comedy in which a young New York City woman of Puerto Rican descent finds herself immersed in a battle led by angels to save the universe from a senile and ineffectual God. Marisol Perez is a copy editor for a Manhattan publisher. Though she is a white-collar worker, she still chooses to live alone in the tough section of the Bronx where she grew up. The play opens with Marisol barely escaping a vicious attack on her subway trip back to the Bronx. Later that evening, Marisol’s guardian angel pays a visit to tell her she can no longer serve as Marisol’s protector because she has been called to join the revolution already in progress against an old and senile God who is dying and “taking the rest of the universe with him.” The angel warns Marisol that she will face many threats over the coming days and advises her to be prepared to defend herself. Soon, Marisol is caught up in the Armageddon being fought on the streets of New York City.

“Promethean Theatre Ensemble has created a scary, overwhelming, intimate, relevant work, and it will not be comfortable for everyone. But then, perhaps the Apocalypse shouldn’t be.”

– Harold Jaffe, Picture this Post

“It is a very powerful play that deals with so much; religion, politics, race relations, the environment, gender equality, inner city violence, poverty and more.  The play left me with much to think about and talk about and is recommended.”

– Barbara Keer, Splash Magazines

Performance Info:

October 20 – November 26, 2017

West Stage at the Raven Theatre Complex, 6157 N. Clark Street

Thursdays – Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 3:30 pm

Additional performance Monday, October 30 at 8pm

No show on Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 23)

Please note: this performance contains strobe lighting, gunshots, and depictions of realistic violence and attempted sexual violence.

There will be no late seating for this production.

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Ticket info:

$25 General Admission

$20 Seniors (65+)

Students/Children: $15

Pay-what-you-can performances on Thursdays

You’ll also see an option to “Pay for a student” – for this production, we are offering free tickets to CPS students.  This ticket option gives patrons the opportunity to subsidize a student ticket. We greatly appreciate your generosity!



Rosie Ramos



Jazzma Pryor


Mike Cherry


Megan DeLay*


Jamie Bragg*
Lady in Furs


Production Staff

Director: Juan Castañeda

Assistant Director: Danielle Malenock

Stage Manager: Hazel Marie Flowers-McCabe

Scenic Design: Jeremiah Barr*

Costume Design: Uriel Gomez

Lighting Design: Liz Cooper

Sound Design: Sarah Espinoza

Props Design: Arielle Valene

Violence Design: Brendan Hutt*

Production Manager: Conor Clark

*denotes Promethean ensemble member

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