October 18, 2016 at Brava in San Francisco.
El Niño by Javier Hurtado
Tuesday, October 18, 7pm
Brava Theater Center Studio
FREE (donations greatly appreciated)
Brava Studio Sessions returns Tuesday, October 18 – 7pm, with a reading of El Niño by Javier Hurtado. El Niño tells the story of a son and his mother left to confront the ghost of the family patriarch, Don Alverez, after his death. While alive, Don Alverez was an immense asset to his community; and now, after his passing, his widow Elena is working tirelessly to erect a youth center in his honor in an effort to ensure her husband’s legacy is memorialized. On the eve of the dedication, a storm brews, threatening to interrupt the dedication ceremony. Both a blessing and a curse – the land badly needs the rain after so many years of drought – mother and son will have to contend with the rains if they are to reconcile the sins of the father before all is washed away.