The Hunchback of Seville
by Charise Castro Smith
Directed by Taibi Magar
Assistant Director Whitney White
July 17-20 & August 1 at 8:00 PM
August 3 at 4:00 PM
A frost descends upon Spain. And with it, news of atrocities carried out in the New World. But with a despotic sickly Queen on one side, and a spoiled tantrum-prone princess on the other, what can a lame duck crippled monarch like Maxima Terriblé Segunda do about it? This new play has—at long last uncovered the truth about Queen Isabella’s imaginary family.
“The representative background event behind The Hunchback of Seville, by Charise Castro Smith, pulsing like a diseased heartbeat, is Spain’s slaughter of millions of Arawak Indians at the turn of the 16th century. With that madness established as ordinary, the rest of this madcap play can proceed with logical absurdity, the excesses of imperialistic mindsets roaring forward full-throttle.” Bill Rodrigez, The Providence Phoenix