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Pictured: Víctor Maraña and Steph Vondell in a promotional photo for FIREFLY LOVE. Photo by Laura Nash.
Something Marvelous has announced the cast of FIREFLY LOVE by Alejandro Ricaño, in a new English translation by Héctor Garza.
Directed by Rinska Carrasco-Prestinary, the production features Steph Vondell , Allyce Carryn Torres , Martin Diaz-Valdes , Víctor Maraña, and Alexa
The production team includes Andrew C. Donnelly (stage manager) Nicholas James Schwartz (scenic design/technical director), Cat Davis (lighting design), Uriel Gómez (costume design), Isabella Karina Coelho (puppet design), Jeffrey Levin (original music and sound design), Jessica Renae (intimacy design), and Sean Douglass (dramaturg).
From the press release: “FIREFLY LOVE tells the story of María, a Mexican woman who has recently traveled to Norway, the homeland of her favorite playwright, Henrik Ibsen. But her dreams of an inspiring getaway are interrupted when she finds a mysterious woman who is identical to her. Enlisting the help of her best friend Lola, she sets off to pursue the other Maria to the opposite end of the world. Winner of Mexico’s esteemed Premio Bellas Artes Mexicali de Dramaturgia in 2011, Firefly Love is both a wacky, irreverent road comedy and poignant reflection on love, sex, faith, and learning to accept yourself—even if your best moments are but a brief flicker.”
FIREFLY LOVE runs June 30th – July 15th at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60637. For more information visit somethingmarvelous.org.