A new performance at California State University, Stanislaus invites playgoers to get lost in time with a story of timeless love.
The CSU Stanislaus Theatre Department is currently presenting the Jose Rivera play “Cloud Tectonics.” The play started last Thursday and has only four more showings: at 8 p.m. Nov. 21 through 23, and at 2 p.m. Nov. 24. All performances will be held at the CSU Stanislaus Mainstage Theatre.
“‘Cloud Tectonics' is, on its face, simply a boy-meets-girl story,” says Director Jere O’Donnell in the playbill. “But, to say the least, it is not a simple love story.”
“Cloud Tectonics” chronicles the life of 54-year-old Celestina del Sol, a woman who still appears to be 25-years old. This is due to a strange and magical condition: her “inner clock” is broken.
“This is a very interesting show,” said O’Donnell. “It’s by a Puerto Rican playwright – Jose Rivera ‒ who works in the world of what is called ‘magic realism.’ It really is a show that contains magic and lots of things that are unexpected … but basically boils down to the fact that love is timeless and goes on no matter what happens.”
The cast is comprised of only three characters: Celestina del Sol (Helen Brinich-Barnes, a Theatre major), Anibal de la Luna (Michael Souto, a CSU Stanislaus alumnus) and Nelson de la Luna (Luke Gonzales, a freshman Theatre major).
“The kids in the show have done a great job bringing this to life,” said O’Donnell. “We certainly hope that audiences will come and see it. So if you’re into some magic and you’re into a really nicely performed show, come and see ‘Cloud Tectonics’.”
For more information, or to purchase tickets online go to www.csustan.edu/soa/theatretickets.