Maria-Christina Oliveras will participate in a PlayLabs reading of Charise Castro Smith's work-in-progress El Huracán tonight.
Maria-Christina Oliveras will participate in a PlayLabs reading of Charise Castro Smith's work in progress El Huracán.
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MCC Theater announced the complete cast and creative team for tonight's PlayLabs reading of Charise Castro Smith's work in progress El Huracán, taking place tonight at 7pm at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.

Directed by Laurie Woolery, the cast will include Alejandro Hernandez, Irene Sofia Lucio, Tony Award nominee Olga Merediz, Maria-Christina Oliveras, Flor de Liz Perez, and Triney Sandoval.

El Huracán is described as follows: "Hurricane Andrew is quickly approaching Miami, and three generations of women prepare for the storm while the matriarch Valeria battles her quickly advancing Alzheimer's disease. Held captive to her debilitating condition, Valeria's memories and inner world are revealed in a journey both tragic and dreamlike. Thirty years later, the family is again threatened by rising waters and an impending disaster as they face each other in the wake of an unforgivable mistake. With allusions to Shakespeare's The Tempest, El Huracán is a magical exploration of one family's multi-generational battle with acceptance and forgiveness."

The PlayLabs reading series invites audiences to engage directly with playwrights as they develop new works for the theater. Each reading includes a post-show reception with wine and refreshments, offering a chance to discuss the work and mingle with the playwrights, actors, MCC leadership, and other audience members. El Huracán is the second reading of the 2017 series.

For tickets and more information, click here.