The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park has started it’s season with couple of great performances. The first production was Fly the story about the heroic Tuskegee Airman of WWII in the Marx Theatre. The Thompson Shelterhouse is now starting it’s season with Seven Spots on the Sun. This amazing show opened on October 3 and will continue until October 27, 2013. This original story is by playwright Martin Zimmerman and under direction of KJ Sanchez. The tale explores the real human tragedies of war, death is only one of many costs that occur, others include the compromising of one’s integrity, lost of empathy, fear, lack of security, physical and emotional pain as well as friendships that end.
This story takes place in a unnamed Latin American country in the heat of a civil war. San Isidro is a small town has endured many years of war. The citizens of this city have little hope and many emotional scars. The city has a doctor named Moisés and his wife Belén, they have become numb to the blood, pain and suffering and death. However, if he had one thing that brighten Moisés life it was his wife. The war resulted in her death as she tried to help others. However, after a long period of mourning he discovers he has a special gift of healing. This gift will prove useful to his people as a strange plague occurs.
In neighboring Ojona a young newlywed couple Luis and Mónica seek to started their life together. However, Luis wants to buy his dear wife the best of everything eventhou, all she wants is his love. Does Luis obsession a better life cost him dearly?
Gerardo Rodriguez was captivating in role as Moisés. I was amazed at him in playing the doctor who was experiencing a loss. I thought he was highly believable in his feelings of grief, bitterness, hatred, and numbness then back to redemption and hope for humanity.
Arturo Soria was superb in his role of Luis. He switch brilliantly from the fun loving husband full of life to much darker character.
All the actors and actresses in this play are excellent and will delivered a highly entertaining show that will keep you on the edge of you seat. The set design adds your experience, it draws you with feeling of truly being in a run down war torn area. You will enjoy this show as human drama is played out in front of you.
Tickets to this show range from $30 to $75 based on date and location. Performances are at 7:30pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and on Thursdays and Fridays shows are 4:00pm and 8:00pm, Saturday and Sunday have 2:00pm matinees and 7:00pm evening shows. More information on this show is online at: www.cincyplay.com or by calling the box office at # 513-421-3888.