Daphne Rubin-Vega Unleashes Her Inner Sweeney Todd in Empanada Loca, Opening Tonight

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The Labyrinth Theater Company's world premiere of Aaron Mark’s one-woman show Empanada Loca, starring Tony nominee Daphne Rubin-Vega (Rent) and inspired by Sweeney Todd, officially opens Oct. 21. Performances began Sept. 30.
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Empanada Loca, which was written by Mark specifically for Rubin-Vega, is inspired by the legend of murderous barber Sweeney Todd. Rubin-Vega, whose other Broadway credits include A Streetcar Named Desire, Les Misérables and Anna in the Tropics, plays Dolores, a woman living deep under Manhattan in an abandoned subway tunnel. Dolores lives by one rule only: Eat or be eaten.

Also directed by Mark, performances continue through Nov. 8 at Labyrinth’s Bank Street Theater Off-Broadway. 

Empanada Loca is the second in a trilogy of solo plays written by Mark; the first was Another Medea, which featured Tony nominee Tom Hewitt

The creative team includes David Meyer (sets), Bradley King (lights), Ryan Rumery (sound) and Lily Perlmutter (production stage manager).

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit LabTheater.

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