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Play Reading: Santa Fe Spring

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Teatro Paraguas presents

A Reading of Santa Fe Spring

A new play by DS Magid
Performed by Ann Roylance, Alexandra Renzo, Susan Kroesche, Jojo Sena-Tarnoff, and Amy Compton

Santa Fe Spring is the literate, hopeful, slyly funny story of a virgin spinster, aloof and delicate against eternity, who is shocked into lifelong love with a firecracker-charismatic phoenix of a young poet. 

Imagine it’s 1945. Imagine you’re in Santa Fe on sabbatical from a robustly interesting life as a New England college professor. Imagine that a charismatic, exuberantly sexual young poet falls in love with you — a middle-aged virgin spinster!

When Judith Matlack booked a guest room in an old college chum’s Acequia Madre house, she had no idea the other boarder was the famous poet and novelist, May Sarton, equally well-known for her bisexual exploits and lesbian feminism. Santa Fe Spring is DS Magid’s imagining, based on historical events, of the beginning of Matlack’s and Sarton’s unlikely, lifelong love story. 

This project is made possible in part by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, the Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry, and the Santa Fe Arts Commission, and the 1% Lodgers Tax.

About DS Magid
Playwright, composer, lyricist, director, Broadway actor/singer, poet, and all-round energetic sort, DS is an emeritus Cleveland Public Theatre Artist, 10-year alum of the Cleveland Play House Playwrights’ Unit, and Wurlie. Her plays comprise long, short, drama, comedy, pop, and C&W musicals, romantic comedy, tragedy, SciFi, verse and free-verse, modern, historical, rock and chamber operas, and magical realism.

Free Will Donation at the door (suggested $5-10 donation per seat)
Open seating, first come, first served

Contact & Info:
Phone: (505) 424-1601