(o)n the 5:31
Author: Mando Alvarado
Description: A bar. A blind date. And a trip into what could have been and what really happened.
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 12/11/2012
Content Advisory: Some adult language and situations
Keywords: Death and the Afterlife · Divorce · Drama · Families · Grief and Mourning · Meta · Non-traditional/Non-narrative/Experimental/Post-dramatic · Romance · Small Cast Size · Tearjerker
This play is in the following collections: Rising Phoenix Rep
1 Act, 100 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
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From the Author:
When Daniel approached me about writing the play for Cino Nights, I was pumped. I loved the small space at Jimmy's 43. It's a real challenge to write something that will live in that space. Intimate. I also wanted to write something completely different than what I had written before and here was my chance to do it. I knew that I wanted to mess with the narrative of the structure and push the boundaries of time, space and memories. I think what's important about the play is not the logical, intellectual understanding of the characters but the emotional arc each of them goes through in the course of the play. I was very proud and honored to have had a chance to work with three remarkable, giving actors and a tender, intelligent, on the point director.
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Original Production Information
(O)n the 5:31 premiered on October 24, 2010, at the Seventh Street Small Stage at Jimmy’s No. 43, New York City, with the following cast:
Gina Morgan: Jolly Abraham
Benny Maldonado: Bernardo Cubria
Sandra Kertz-Maldonado: Sarah Baskin
Directed by Taibi Magar