Award-winning "MALA", written by Melinda Lopez and directed by Penny Metropulos, is an irreverent exploration of how we live, cope, and survive in the moment. OSF veteran actor Vilma Silva plays Mala, as she cares for her ailing mother. With pointed emotional language, sharp humor, and piercing honesty, this powerful one-woman show is a moving portrait of the way taking care of family challenges, deepens, and changes our bonds to the ones we love.
“One of the things that I think the show articulates,” Lopez explains, “is that there are times when we are called on to be everything to the people who love us the most. We have had little in the way of training or preparation to do these things. And so we make poor choices, we do things wrong, we try so hard and often fail. That felt really important to acknowledge.”
This production has adult themes and language, and runs 80 minutes without intermission.
Outdoors at Grizzly Peak Winery (We will move indoors if necessary.)
Thursdays - Sundays, October 7 - 17 at 2 pm
Masks are required.
Thursday, October 7 Preview: discounted tickets.
Friday, October 8 opening performance, a benefit for Project De La Raíz, will be followed by complimentary wine and talkback with Vilma & Penny.
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"Piercingly honest and exquisitely moving.” –Boston Globe
"Candid, raw, and exhilarating! Lopez creates a world that is devastatingly personal and shatteringly universal."
"Exquisite! A powerful, personal drama." –The Patriot Ledger
“An emotionally stirring experience."
—Boxing Over Broadway
"A profound experience...brings to life the darkness and fragility of the human spirit."
—EDGE Media Network