Jaryn Lasentia plays Violet (pictured)
in Milagro’s premiere of The Mermaid Hour, a new comedy about a family’s real life challenges. The story’s cast includes Nelda Reyes, Jed Arkley, Barbie Wu, Kai Hynes, and Michael Cavazos. Read more about the production on page 17.
From page 17:
Milagro Theatre, 525 SE Stark St., presents the premiere of The Mermaid Hour, a fast-paced, down-to-earth comedy that looks at real-world challenges through the lens of the all-American family.
What do you do with a challenge you have no experience dealing with? What about when that challenge involves someone you love? As a parent, how do you rise up and support them? Playwright David Valdes Greenwood presents the story of Violet, an impulsive, radiant, and redemptive 12 year-old transgender girl whose search for acceptance puts her parents love, commitment, and resources to the ultimate test.
Preview Night is March 22 and opening night is the next evening March 23 which includes a reception catered by Tamale Boy. Sunday, March 25, 2 pm matinee features a post-show talkback. Milagro is one of four theatres producing The Mermaid Hour as part of the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere.
The Mermaid Hour runs through April 14. It is presented in English with Spanish supertitles March 31 at 7:30 pm and April 8 at the 2 pm matinee. Adult tickets in advance start at $27 with discounts available for seniors, students, veterans, and groups. Tickets may be purchased by calling 503.236.7253, in person at 425 SE 6th Ave. or online at milagro.org.