In Federico García Comes to Be Born, the author dares to bring to life Federico García Lorca who was one of Spain’s greatest poets and dramatists murdered in the Spanish Civil War. In this play he is resurrected by two crazy women. They tell him what happened while he was dead. Upon hearing this news, he felt terrible and no longer had the will to live. He was told stories about World War II, Hitler, Hiroshima, the Beatles, Man on the Moon, etc. In this play, the author, Rodolfo Braceli, believes that we, as mankind, have a responsability to make the world a better place by our action. He says that “the resurrection is not a metaphor, it is a right and a duty.” He states that resurrection is the ultimate form of utopia. It is a play about hope.
The production was part of the eARTh Theatre Festival / Lorca al Desnudo II.
Maria plays the role Soberana Loca (The Crazy Queen).
The play is in Spanish.
It was premiered at the Stage IV Roy Arias Theatre of New York on 6th November 2014. It run for two weeks.
Author: Rodolfo Braceli
Directed by Raúl Rivera
Cast: María Cotto, Maria Fontanals, Enmanuel García
Light design: George Riverón
Sound design: Raúl Rivera