D’Lo Sound Designs Cherrie Moraga’s “New Fire” at Brava Theater
After a fifteen-year hiatus, Brava Theater is proud to welcome award–winning writer and director, Cherríe Moraga, back to its stages to celebrate its 25th anniversary with the world premiere of her new play, New Fire – To Put Things Right Again. Co-produced with cihuatl productions, and conceptually created and designed by Celia Herrera Rodríguez, this new work follows the sacred geography of Indigenous American mythologies to tell a 21st century story of rupture, migration and homecoming. Countering new-age apocalyptic predictions for 2012, NEW FIRE takes a mythic and modern-day look at the conditions of our times. The play follows one woman’s dreamscape ceremonial journey upon the eve of her birthday, expertly interweaving humorous encounters with tricksters and allies of every ilk who act as her guides on the road to remembering a stolen past. New Fire will inspire and challenge its audiences to regain an American history erased in post-colonial textbooks.
The world premiere production runs January 11 – 29, 2012 at the Brava Theater (2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110). Tickets ($10 – $30) are available at the Brava Box Office at 415.647.2822 or Online.