Poet Jorge Ignacio Corinas's first play, Maleta Mulata, will have its world premiere at the Intesection for the Arts in San Fransisco April 8-26.
The production, presented by Intersection resident company, Campo Santo, tells of a Cuban family and its feelings for their homeland. Two sisters who left Cuba deal their pasts--Olga by hating mulatto Cubans and Marina by embracing them. Olga's daughter, Caridad, must decide which philosophy she chooses to follow.
Corinas is a Cuban-American award winning poet and protege of playwright Octavio Solis. Campo Santo, meaning "graveyard" or "family of saints" in Spanish, was founded in 1996 by Luis Saguar, Sean San Jose, Michael Torres, and Margo Hall to perform new and recent American playwrights.
Maleta Mulata features actors Wilma Bonet, Lisa Ramirez, and Michael Torres, original music by Josh Jones and Abel Sanchez, set design by James Ferron, and lighting by Drew Yerrys.
Tickets are $9-14, with every Thursday as a "Pay What You Can" performance. Tickets are available by calling (415) 626-3311. -- By Christine Ehren