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Seven Spots on the Sun - Full Length Play, Drama

Seven Spots on the Sun

Martin Zimmerman

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Full Length Play, Drama

3m, 2f, 3m or f

ISBN: PMS0000000260

"Startling and visceral, Martín Zimmerman’s fablelike play...explores the brutalities of war and the confusions of recovery. The style is magical realism and it takes an unusually confident writer to sketch a junta and its aftermath in just eighty minutes. Zimmerman has that confidence." - The New Yorker

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Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Description

Full Length Play

Drama

90 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Intense Adult Themes, Strong Language

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Off-Broadway

The village of San Isidro has been without its doctor for eighteen months. Moisés has remained a recluse, refusing to even look at a patient, since the day the army took his wife away during the country’s civil war.  But when a mysterious plague begins to ravage the countryside around San Isidro, the local parish priest convinces Moisés to take action. And when Moisés examines his first patient, he discovers he has the miraculous power to heal this plague with the touch of his hand. But among the thousands of pilgrims who flock to San Isidro, Moisés is forced to confront his past, and San Isidro the violence that tore it apart. A meditation on mourning, redemption, and revenge, Seven Spots On The Sun follows each character’s attempt to come to terms with the extraordinary loss they have suffered and the miracles they have witnessed.

REVIEWS

"Startling and visceral, Martín Zimmerman’s fablelike play...explores the brutalities of war and the confusions of recovery. The style is magical realism and it takes an unusually confident writer to sketch a junta and its aftermath in just eighty minutes. Zimmerman has that confidence." - The New Yorker

"Stunningly unflinching Seven Spots On The Sun mesmerizes from start to finish." - Broadway World Los Angeles  

"Come ready to read between the lines and follow the symbols, and enjoy an intellectual feast, even as you will squirm in your chair at how recognizable it all is. - Pasadena Star News  

"The sort of play that gets under your skin. You leave the theater and you want to keep talking about it. Zimmerman’s script is extraordinarily poetic — a harrowing, memorable theatrical experience." - Cincinnati Enquirer


Check out these photos from the Theatre @ Boston Court production of Seven Spots on the Sun in September 2015.


Seven Spots on the Sun premiered at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park in Cincinnati, OH in September 2013 under the direction of KJ Sanchez.

Characters

CASTING

3m, 2f, 3m or f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Role(s) for Latino Actor(s), Expandable casting

MOISÉS - 42, a doctor.
BELÉN - 35, a nurse. Moisés’ wife.
EUGENIO - a priest. At least as old as Moisés. Perhaps much older. 
MÓNICA - 27, a soldier’s wife. 
LUIS - 31, Mónica’s husband.
THE TOWN - three or more. Perhaps many more? Men and women. The engine of the play, they portray all roles not named above.
Videos
  • Martin Zimmerman on Seven Spots on the Sun

  • Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's trailer for Seven Spots on the Sun

  • Scene from the Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre production of Seven Spots on the Sun

Author
Martin Zimmerman

Martin Zimmerman

Martín Zimmerman is a multi-ethnic, bilingual playwright and screenwriter whose plays include Seven Spots On The Sun, On The Exhale, White Tie Ball, The Making Of A Modern Folk Hero, The Solid Sand Below, and Let Me Count The Ways, and have been produced or developed at The Kennedy Center, Goodman Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse In The Park, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, La Jolla Playhouse, Alley ... view full profile

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