The Hall of Final Ruin
by Kelly McBurnette-Andronicos
directed by Alida Holguin Wilson-Gunn
February 22 – March 10, 2019
at Temple Cabaret
330 S. Scott Ave.
Thursdays/Fridays/Saturdays at 7:30, Sundays at 2:00
Tickets: $25 general, $20 seniors/students/military/teachers
In 1800s Santa Fe, a powerful woman wants to orchestrate a good death for herself. But Death, and the American Army, are coming sooner than she thinks. A witty, suspenseful, magical tale of redemption.
We’re excited to bring you a world debut run from an extremely talented playwright.
NOTE: Thursday, Feb. 28 and Thursday, Mar. 7 are ‘Pay What You Decide’ nights. You may reserve tickets online and pay at the door.
“Someday, the ‘Madrina’ of 19th century Santa Fe would like to die a good Catholic death and be buried in her beloved church, La Parrochia. But Death is coming sooner than she thinks and the arrival of a needy Protestant, a fortune in gold, and the invasion of the American Army complicate her perfect exit into Purgatory. In order to save her family from ruin and earn her way into Heaven, the gambler must orchestrate a final, high-stakes card game in which all is both lost and won.”
– Kelly McBurnette-Andronicos: playwright
“This all-female six-hander is grounded in history and tradition, steeped in suspense and riddled with wit. It’s wonderfully accessible to modern theatre-goers, due largely to McBurnette-Andronicos’ finely wrought characters and their universal desires for love, wealth, redemption, a gentle yet meaningful death.”
– Joan O’Dwyer: artistic director
“‘The Hall of Final Ruin’ is a contemporary Latino/a/x play set in 1846, but time is part of the game, as language and setting float out of one century and into another. This comedy of desire, lust and death, plays with cultural ideas of who we are, where we have been, and whether or not we are ready to go!”
– Alida Holguín Wilson-Gunn: director