By José Rivera

Marisol Perez commutes from her apartment in the Bronx to her successful copy editor job with a Manhattan publisher. But something is amiss: apples are extinct, milk tastes like salt, and the moon has been missing for nine months. Abandoned by her guardian angel, Marisol ventures into the streets to find her best friend. Rivera’s apocalyptic urban fantasy is a cautionary tale, reminding us that rekindling our compassion for our fellow man may be the only way to save the universe. Winner of the 1993 Obie Award.

Produced by St. Edward’s University
Mary Moody Northen Theatre — Austin, Texas


Creative Team

  • Director Liz Fisher
  • Playwright José Rivera
  • Assistant Director Johnny Joe Trillayes
  • Scenic Design Hailey J. Strader
  • Lighting Design Miriam Alexander
  • Costume Design Susan Branch Towne
  • Make-up / Hair Design Ana Jaime
  • Sound Design K. Eliot Haynes
  • Props Design Leilah Stewart
  • Fight Choreography Toby Minor


  • Abbygail Cortinas as Marisol
  • Toby Minor as Lenny
  • Taylor Hildebrand as June
  • Sierra Sterling as Angel
  • Sophia Utria as Young Woman
  • Jackson Pant as Man with Golf Club / Ensemble
  • Andrew Mueller as Man with Ice Cream / Ensemble
  • Tyler Layton as Woman with Furs / Ensemble
  • Weston Smith as Man with Scar Tissue / Ensemble
  • Nicole Davis as Voice 1 / Ensemble
  • Victoria Borgstedte as Voice 2 / Ensemble
  • Jaime Perez as Voice 3 / Ensemble



Marisol Press

“MARISOL is a special brand of tea. A few elements that stand out in St. Edwards staging of this play are the abstract and avante-garde use of actors, set design and lighting. These elements continue to work together from scene to scene, threading the play together as a whole. Something as simple as a spotlight and falling dirt becomes beautiful, and then returns later in a more morbid meaning. The flipping of the staging elements from a positive meaning in one scene, to something sinister later, or visa versa, is the level of detail this type of story needs to combine all the elements of good and evil. ”
         — Amy Tarver,