Casting announced for Halcyon Theatre’s The River Bride

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Casting announced for Halcyon Theatre’s Chicago premiere
Of Marisela Treviño Orta’s THE RIVER BRIDE
Directed by Rinska Carrasco-Prestinary

May 11–June 18, 2017

Cast of The River Bride

April 10, 2017 – Halcyon Theatre is proud to announce casting for the Chicago premiere of Marisela Treviño Orta’s The River Bride. Directed by Rinska Carrasco-Prestinary, The River Bride runs May 11 through June 18 (press opening Thursday, May 18 at 8 p.m.) at Halcyon Theatre located in residence at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3253 W. Wilson Avenue, on Chicago’s north side.  

Carrasco-Prestinary directs a cast featuring Flavia Pallozzi (Helena), Sofia Tew (Belmira), Nate Santana (Moises), Jonathan Nieves (Duarte), Johnny Garcia (Sr. Costa) and Ana Maria Alvarez (Sra. Costa).

The River Bride tells the story of Helena, who is dreading her sister’s wedding. The groom, Duarte, should have been hers. She knows her sister, Belmira, only wants to escape their quiet Brazilian town for an exciting new life in the city. Three days before the wedding, a mysterious stranger is pulled out of the river—a man with no past who offers both sisters an alluring, possibly dangerous future.

The River Bride
Playwright                              Marisela Treviño Orta
Director                                   Rinska Carrasco-Prestinary
Location                                  Halcyon Theatre, 3253 W. Wilson Ave
Previews                                 Thursday, May 11–Sunday, May 14
Press Performance                Thursday, May 18
Closing                                    Sunday, June 18
Curtain                                     Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 8p.m.Sundays at 6p.m.
Tickets                                      $20 for guaranteed advance admission or free through the Radical Hospitality program. Call 773-413-0454 or visit

About Halcyon
Halcyon Theatre is fiercely committed to making the stage as diverse as the city of Chicago. Dedicated to presenting new voices from inadequately represented communities, Halcyon works to recast classic works in order to showcase contemporary relevance.

Based in the Albany Park neighborhood, Halcyon Theatre was formed in 2006 to connect people, transform borders and ascend toward a more just union. The theatre’s artistic philosophy is driven by the continuing belief that at every point of human history where there has been an explosion of artistic creativity, it has happened when different cultures and traditions have met and learned from each other. Halcyon’s work includes productions as well as providing platforms—including Compass Lab as well as writing workshops & new play labs—for artists to grow and reach their full potential. For more information, please visit