Please join us for a reading of...
Unmerciful Good Fortune
By Edwin Sanchez
Directed by Daniel Banks
With Charles Gamble, Jonathan Harrell, Bernadette Peña, Nicole Phelps, Oscar Rodriguez, and Esme Vaandrager.
Stage Manager: Alexis Miles
Sunday, June 29
3205 Calle Maria, Santa Fe
Admission Free (Donations Accepted)
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This reading is part of No Passport's 30/30-a US Latin@/NoPassport reading schemethat is presenting 30 Latina/o plays in 30 days across the US.
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"The play centers on two Latinas: Fatima, a clairvoyant, uneducated hourly wage earner-turned- murderer, and on a successful, highly educated assistant district attorney, a single parent caring for her dying mother. From this unlikely pairing, Sánchez builds a story that examines class, racial and gender conflicts, family and professional relationships, friendship, heterosexual and homosexual love, self-realization, personal worth, and the ethics of euthanasia....” (Beverly Friend, LERNER)
“Since graduating from the Yale School of Drama in 1994, Edwin Sánchez has won more fellowships and foundation grants than most playwrights receive in a lifetime. Go see UNMERCIFUL GOOD FORTUNE and you will understand why.” (Virginia Gerst, PIONEER PRESS)
Edwin Sanchez Biography:
Winner of the National Latino Playwriting Award for La Bella Familia, recent productions include Unmerciful Good Fortune and Trafficking in Broken Hearts, both in Los Angeles as well as the world premiere of the romantic comedy I'll Take Romance at the Evolution Theatre in Ohio. Other productions include: Diosa, produced by Hartford Stage after a successful workshop by New York Stage and Film, Trafficking in Broken Hearts at the Bank Street Theater in New York, Unmerciful Good Fortune at the Intar Theater in New York, for which he received the Princess Grace Playwriting Award in 1994, and Barefoot Boy with Shoes On at Primary Stages in New York. This play was selected by the Eugene O’Neill Playwrights Conference to represent the National Playwrights Conference at the Schelykovo Playwrights Seminar in Russia; Icarus produced by Fourth Unity, Actors Theater of Louisville as part of their Humana Festival, San Jose Rep and regionally throughout the U.S.; and Trafficking in Broken Hearts, Atlantic Theater in New York, and productions in Brazil and Switzerland. He was also among the playwrights involved with Brave New World, an organization commemorating the events surrounding September 11th. www.edwinsanchez-writer.com. Edwin is on the playwriting faculty at Primary Stages in New York City.