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Guadalupe in the Guest Room to Make Its World Premiere at Two River Theater

Tony Meneses explores the power of telenovelas in his new play.

Playwright Tony Meneses will premiere Guadalupe in the Guest Room at Two River Theater this month.

Red Bank, New Jersey's Two River Theater continues its 2014-15 season with the world premiere of Guadalupe in the Guest Room, written by Tony Meneses and directed by Daniella Topol. Performances will run February 14-March 15, with an official opening set for Friday, February 27.

Guadalupe in the Guest Room tells the story of two people with nothing in common but a shared grief who bond in the most unexpected ways. The play celebrates life, new beginnings, and the healing power of telenovelas. The cast features Deonna Bouye (Raquel), Alfredo Huereca (Roberto), Socorro Santiago (Guadalupe), and Charles Socarides (Steve).

"Guadalupe in the Guest Room is an exquisite play," says Artistic Director John Dias. "The writing is warm and often very funny, and the characters are exquisitely drawn, so real you feel like they're your friends. Tony Meneses achieves something I have never seen so beautifully captured: the state of confusion when you're surrounded by a language not your own — and the joy of a connection that transcends language. Infused through the entire piece is a bittersweet sense of loss, the ache that underscores everything when a loved one has been lost."

The creative team for Guadalupe in the Guest Room includes scenic designer Marion Williams, costume designer Karen Perry, lighting designer Jiyoun Chang, sound designer Jane Shaw, wig designer Erin Hicks, fight director J. Steven White, and dialect coach Rosie Berrido.

Two River Theater's spring season will conclude with the world premiere of Ruben Santiago-Hudson's Your Blues Ain't Sweet Like Mine and Joe Iconis' world premiere musical Be More Chill.

For tickets and more information about Guadalupe in the Guest Room, click here.