Suenos

Suenos Main

February 15, 1989
PREMIERE: Triplex Theater

Adapted by Ruth Maleczech from the writings of Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, Eduardo Galeano and Homero Aridjis
Directed by Ms. Maleczech
“The sweeping canvases have a somber, impressionistic quality…”
—Mel Gussow

Music: Herschel Garfein
Original Lyrics: Ms. Maleczech with George Emilio Sanchez
Additional Lyrics: Mr. Garfein
Choreography: Pat Hall Smith
Music Director and Conductor: Richard Pittman
Mural Designer and Painter: Eduardo Carrillo
Lighting Designer: Clay Shirky
Sound Design: L. B. Dallas
Costume Designer: Toni-Leslie James
Set Designer: Michael Deegan
Production Manager: Monica Bowin
Technical Director: David Brune
Company Manager: David Baron
Stage Manager: Anthony Gerber
Associate Music Director: Jonathan Knight

WITH

John Arrucci (percussion)
Luz Bermejo (mezzo-soprano; Mother)
James Coelho (baritone; The Worker Priest)
Eric Culver (piano)
Charles Davis (chorus)
Jeffrey Dooley (countertenor; The Inquisitor)
Ratzo B. Harris (bass)
Lorraine Hunt (soprano; Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz)
Clinton Chinyelu Ingram (chorus)
Itabora (berimnao)
Irma-Estel LaGuerre (soprano; Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz)
Maribel Lizardo (chorus)
Julissa Marquez (chorus)
Barbara Martinez (chorus)
Tomas Milian (The Dictator)
Theresa Patton (flute)
Erica Payne (chorus)
Gustavo Pereira (capoeirista)
Claudio Ragazzi (cuatro, guitar and percussion)
William Reinert (clarinet)
Isabel Saez (Evangelina Paraiso, The Dictator’s Wife)
Renoly Santiago (chorus)
Nairobi Smith (chorus)
Roger Guenveur Smith (Admiral of the Ocean Seas and Viceroy of the Indies, Cayetano de la Juala “Cayo”)
Rohan Smith (violin)
Jennifer Sobotka
Eduardo Uribe (percussion)
Terence Yancey (chorus)

PRODUCTION HISTORY

Workshop Performance: American Repertory Theatre, Cambridge, MA (April 2, 1988), Northeastern University, Boston, MA (Oct. 13-1, 1988), Triplex Theater/BMCC, NYC (Feb 15-March 5, 1989)