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Last weekend to see controversial ‘Marisol’

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The controversial play “Marisol” by Jose Rivera is playing through Sunday through Nov. 17, on the Rotary Stage in Andrews Hall at the Sonoma Community Center.

The play is about Marisol Perez, a young Latino woman, who is a copy editor for a Manhattan publisher. Although she has elevated herself into the white-collar class, she continues to live alone in the dangerous Bronx neighborhood of her childhood. As the play begins, Marisol narrowly escapes a vicious attack by a golf club-wielding madman while traveling home on the subway.

Later that evening, Marisol is visited by her guardian angel who informs her that she can no longer serve as Marisol’s protector because she has been called to join the revolution already in progress against an old and senile God who is dying and “taking the rest of the universe with him.”

The play is the winner of the 1993 Obie Award. Performance times are 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. on Sunday.

“Marisol” is a production of Narrow Way Stage Company and is part of the Sonoma Theatre Alliance Festival.

Tickets are $20 to $28 and are available by phone at 938-4626, ext. 1, or in person at 276 E. Napa St., Sonoma.