A Cat Named Mercy
January 31, 2014 - February 23, 2014
Fridays & Saturdays at 8PM, Sundays at 5PM
At CASA 0101 Theater
CASA 0101 Theater is proud to present the World Premiere of “A Cat Named Mercy” by Josefina López. This dark comedy follows Catalina, a young woman working at a nursing home, who learns she is ill and in need of an operation she can’t afford. When several patients, whose suffering has become too great, ask her to do the unthinkable in exchange for a sizable reward, she finds herself at a crossroads. Can she take another life, especially if doing so would mean saving her own? Fate finds her in the form of a cat named Mercy, who leads her on a divinely-inspired journey forcing to her examine her beliefs and her destiny.
With the advent of the Affordable Care Act, this timely play addresses deep rooted beliefs and behaviors that affect one’s health. Supported in part by The California Endowment, the play explores the topics of access to health care, aging, and forgiving oneself. Recommended for mature audiences.
Location: CASA 0101 Theater
Running Time: 2 hrs.
Written and Produced by: Josefina López
Directed by: Hector Rodriguez
Starring: Blanca Araceli, Michael Cota, Rebecca Davis, Susan Davis, Alex Denney, Maricela Guardado, Henry Madrid, Carmelita Maldonado, Maria G. Martinez, Marquel Skinner, Beatriz E. Vasquez and Minerva Vier and Alex Ximenez
Stage Manager: Matthew Sanchez
Scenic Designer: Marco De Leon
Lighting Designer: Vincent Sanchez
Costume Designer: Dorothy Amos
Sound & Music Designer: Bill Reyes
Assistant Director: Mary Mendoza
Assistant Stage Manager: Estibaliz Giron
Co-Produced by: Mary Mendoza and Benjamin Pohlmeier
Graphic Design by: Gabriela López de Dennis | Soap Design Company
Press Contact: Steve Moyer at Steve Moyer Public Relations: (818) 784-7027 | [email protected]
That Lopez can spin this story with wit and humor, that she can explore important issues like life after death, and that Ximenez can manage all that angst and keep the audience’s sympathy, is remarkable. - John Farrell, L.A. Daily News
Josefina Lopez...produced another wonderful reflection of life drama...in a very unique Latina flavor that is palatable to the last scene. - Frankie Firme, LatinoLA
Ximenez...portrays the protagonist, Rodriguez, with timidity, yet dominant prowess... - Erik Luna, theeastsiderla.com