Just had to do a quick post about this as I get production started – my first full-length dramatic play, “Secrets; Love” will be part of the Downtown Urban Theater Festival 2012!
This play has some highly dramatic scenes involving uhm,well, some crimes. Ultimately, however, it is a tale that explores the nature of love – how we feel it, how we express it and how it can be a powerful secret when hidden.
The play opens with a diverse, urban neighborhood (inspired by my hometown, Jersey City) dealing with the recent kidnapping of two members of their Filipino community – Rizalia Salem, the wife of Marcus Salem, and Marcus’s best friend Marton, at the wedding of the Salems” oldest child.
When their next-door neighbor Diego Carbonell hears mysterious, terrifying sounds coming from their house, however, he begins thinking that the truth may be darker than anyone suspects. Together with the Salems’ daughter Luz, he puts the pieces together and discovers the lengths some would go to for love.
“Secrets; Love” will be part of the Downtown Urban Theater Festival (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Downtown-Urban-Theater-Festival/152194641470752?sk=info) at the HERE Arts Center. Like DUTF’s Facebook page for updates and a chance to win free tickets!
I will be meeting today with an old fried Yarineth Pena, who was an excellent Viola in my 2007 production of “Twelfth Night,” to discuss possibilities for the show.