The River Bride
January 23 - February 10, 2019
by Marisela Treviño Orta
Two sisters in a Brazilian fishing village struggle to find their own happily-ever-after while bound to family honor and tradition. Helena is in love with her sister Belmira’s betrothed; meanwhile Belmira only wants to escape the Amazonian river life for an exciting adventure in the city. Days before the wedding, a mysterious stranger is pulled from the river, offering a tantalizing future that may change both their lives. Brazilian folklore and lyrical storytelling combine to weave a magical tale of love, fate and transformation.
FIRST LOOK: The River Bride at Stages
“Full of seductiveness and rhythm … Wonderful, moving, riveting!”
— Arizona Daily Star
"A mesmerizing, magical tale of heartbreaking romance...A shining example of what live theatre is all about: superb storytelling; marvelous actors; and technical expertise that transcends into seamless, stunning reality right before the audience's eyes."
— Times Standard
"A thought provoking, stunningly raw and romantic production for all ages"
— Buzz Center Stage