The River Bride

by Marisela Treviño Orta

directed by Rinska Carrasco-Prestinary

Highly Recommended "Pallozzi stands out in her transformative performance."—Newcity
Highly Recommended "radiates magic"—Chicago Reader
Highly Recommended "A thought provoking, stunningly raw and romantic production for all ages"— Buzz Center Stage
Recommended "...immersion in someone else’s life on the other side of the equator is an artistic marvel."—Picture this Post
Jeff Recommended

May 11 – June 18, 2017
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm; Sundays at 6pm

Helena 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.

Approximate running time: 80 minutes (no intermission)


Flavia Pallozzi (Helena)
Sofia Tew (Belmira)
Nate Santana (Moises)
Johnathan Nieves (Duarte)
Johnny Garcia (Sr. Costa)
Ana Maria Alvarez (Sra. Costa)
Felipe Jorge (Duarte U/S)
Nico Fernandez (Moises U/S)
Tamika Lecheé Morales (Sra. Costa U/S)

Creative Team

Playwright: Marisela Treviño Orta
Director: Rinska Carrasco-Prestinary
Assistant Director: Richard Mosqueda
Scenic Design: Eleanor Khan
Lighting Design: Cat Davis
Costume Design: Uriel Gomez
Sound Design and Original Music: Jeffrey Levin
Properties Design: Ellie Terrell
Projections Design: Smooch Medina
Dramaturg: Jen Poulin
Stage Manager: Sarahi Salazar
Technical Director: Eleanor Richards