Playhouseâ€™s â€œSeven Spots on the Sunâ€ Earns 5 Star LCT Rating
Panelists for the League of Cincinnati Theatres (LCT) have recognized Cincinnati Playhouse in the Parkâ€™s Seven Spots on the Sun with a 5 Star Rating.
The Playhouse described Seven Spots on the Sun as â€œA world premiere fable of revenge and redemption. The citizens of a Latin American village, still reeling from the effects of a brutal civil war, find themselves facing an even more devastating foe: a plague that threatens the most vulnerable among them. A reclusive doctor discovers he has a magical capacity for healing, but itâ€™s his own soul he must mend when heâ€™s faced with a life or death decision.â€
Panelists said of Seven Spots on the Sun: â€œThis hauntingly beautiful play by rising young playwright Martin Zimmerman was utterly captivating. Told by an excellent cast comprised of a mini-Greek chorus and main characters, the play ponders the personal stakes of putting one’s body on the line to heal those wounded by war.â€ Director KJ Sanchez was highly praised; â€œHer direction brought poignancy to this poetic playâ€¦She smartly directed her actors within the space. I felt she gave her actors such a sense of urgency. The stakes were so high that by the end I was I was speechless.â€ Sound designer Zach Williamson was also singled out for contribution to the production.
Panelists applauded the entire ensemble, who â€œworked so well together and were so believable.â€ Gerardo Rodriguez portrayal of Moises was â€œpowerful, restrained, controlled, hinting at the vast reserves of emotion beneath the surface.â€ Gabi Mayorga was â€œbeautifulâ€ in her role as Monica: â€œI was stunned by the raw emotion she was capable of in such a small, intimate space.â€ Finally, Arturo Sorio, as Luis, was commended for his â€œmovingâ€ performance which showed â€œtremendous rangeâ€.
Seven Spots on the Sun continues through October 27th. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.cincyplay.com.
League of Cincinnati Theatre panelists evaluate productions on a 5 star scale and recommend shows at either a 4 star or 5 star level. Nominations for LCT awards will be determined and announced at the end of the season and winners awarded at the annual LCT gala in the spring.