PHOTO CALL: Meet the Cast of Chimichangas and Zoloft
By Krissie Fullerton
16 May 2012
Atlantic Theater Company's world-premiere production of Fernanda Coppel's play Chimichangas and Zoloft features Teddy Cañez, Zabryna Guevara, Alfredo Narciso, Xochitl Romero and Carmen Zilles, for a run of May 23-June 24.
Here's how ATC bills the play: "Suffering from a profound sense of disappointment after her 40th birthday, Sonia (played by Zabryna Guevara, of Off-Broadway's Sonia Flew and Elliot, A Soldier's Fugue) flees her family and goes on a binge of prescription Zoloft and greasy chimichangas. Sonia's rebellious daughter Jackie (Zilles) and her best friend Penelope (Romero) hatch a plan to lure Sonia back home, while their fathers (Cañez, Narciso) struggle with a secret association of their own. This irreverent story examines the search for happiness and the mysteries of sexuality through the eyes of two brazen teenagers."
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.