Seven Spots On The Sun
Full Length Play, Drama / 3m, 2f, 3m or f
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.
"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." - BroadwayWorld 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
- Intense Adult Themes
- Strong Language
- Minimum Fee: $100 per performance
- Time Period: Contemporary
- Duration: 90 minutes
- Additional Features: No intermission
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Casting3m, 2f, 3m or f
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.
- Role(s) for Latino Actor(s)
- Expandable casting
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.