The Sol Project, a New York-based theatre initiative dedicated to raising the visibility of Latino and Latina playwrights, has announced casting for Martín Zimmerman’s latest work: Seven Spots on the Sun, a co-production with the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater where it will play this spring. The play will be directed by Weyni Mengesha.
Seven Spots on the Sun will begin previews April 26 and is set to open May 10. The play will have a six-week limited engagement closing on June 4.
The show will star Flora Diaz (The Eyes of My Mother) Peter Jay Fernandez (All the Way), Flor De Liz Perez (The Good Wife), Claudia Acosta (The Architecture of Becoming), Sean Carvajal (Tell Hector I Miss Him), Rey Lucas (Exit Strategy), Cesar J. Rosado (Dolphins and Sharks), and Socorro Santiago (Kingdom Come).
Zimmerman’s Seven Spots on the Sun tells the story of Latin-American village that’s been without medical care since the village doctor stopped treating patients after the death of his wife. When the countryside gets hit by a plague, the doctor discovers he has miraculous healing powers.
The production will have scenic design by Arnulfo Maldonado, lighting design by Amith Chandrashaker, sound design by Tei Blow, and costume design by Fabian Aguilar. Rebecca Key will be the production manager, Nicole Marconi will be the production stage manager, and Genevieve Ortiz will be the assistant stage manager. Jack Doulin and Taylor "Sharky" William did casting.
For tickets and more information visit rattlestick.org or call (212) 627-2556. The Rattlestick Playwrights Theater is located at 224 Waverly Place, New York.