Fernando Richardson's Treacherous Brain: Monica Trasandes' Latest in World Premiere
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A fairly flawless cast spins a cautionary tale about keeping secrets in a marriage. While we were nervous that the hospital bed would capsize at any moment (might want to tighten those screws), the story never did. Just enough humor and the right...continued
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Writer Monica Trasandes is a founding member of Playwrights 6.
Playwrights 6 and Open fist theatre Company are proud to present the world premiere of_ Fernando Richardson’s Treacherous Brain_, which is about a man who, after having brain surgery, begins to passionately proclaim his love for a woman who is not the wife he adores.
The play, written by Monica Trasandes and directed by Andre Barron, asks the question: If your brain allowed you to express, without filters, all of your thoughts and desires, what secrets would be revealed, even to you? In a humorous way, it also touches on the longing faced by immigrants, on upper-middle class guilt, and on the particular experiences of couples from different cultures.
The cast includes Roberto Montesinos, Amy Chaffee, Paula Fins, Lyn Michele Ross, Mark Slater and Karla Zamudio.
About the Ticket Supplier: Open Fist Theatre Company
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