Argos MacCallum performing the character of “Reynaldo” in Parted Waters. Courtesy photo
PERFORMING ART CENTER News:
Los Alamos Little Theatre and Teatro Paraguas of Santa Fe are teaming up to produce a New Mexico Statehood Centennial Event in Los Alamos.
Parted Waters by local playwright, Robert F. Benjamin, will be produced at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St., at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26.
The performance will be directed by Fran Martone, who starred in the Los Alamos production of Time Enough and directed Galileo’s Footsteps and Manhattan Glass at the 2011 Atomic Theatre Festival.
Parted Waters is a gripping, humorous and compassionate drama about three generations of a Crypto-Jewish, Hispanic family struggling with its identity in Northern New Mexico.
The grandson’s blunder spurs the grandfather to reveal a secret that nearly destroys the family but reveals the truth.
The play explores issues of crypto-Judaism, religious identity, family secrets and anti-Semitism. Admission at the door is by donation, with a suggested amount of $10. Details at www.teatroparaguas.org.