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Two Sisters and a Piano at Two River Theater Announces Casting

Playwright Nilo Cruz directs the production, led by Eden Espinosa and Helen Cespedes.

Eden Espinosa and Helen Cespedes will star in Two Sisters and a Piano at Two River Theater.
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Two River Theater in Red Bank, NJ will close its 2022-23 season with a production of Two Sisters and a Piano, written and directed by Pulitzer Prize winner Nilo Cruz (Anna in the Tropics). Performances will run June 3-25 in the Joan and Robert Rechnitz Theater.

The play is described as follows: “Although trapped under house arrest, novelist Maria Celia and her sister Sofia can still hear the rumors of shifting global politics growing in 1990s Havana. As they await changes for Cuba as well as changes to their situation, it’s uncertain whether freedom will come through government regime change, Maria Celia’s far-off husband, or the charismatic military officer who has begun insinuating himself into the sisters’ lives.”

The cast will feature Helen Cespedes (The Cripple of Inishmaan) as Sofia, Hiram Delgado (Take Me Out) as Victor Manuel/Militia Guard/As Cast, Eden Espinosa (Wicked) as Marie Celia, and Jason Manuel Olazabal (Julius Caesar) as Lieutenant Portuondo.

The creative team includes scenic designer Paul Tate Depoo III, costume designer Anita Yavich, lighting designer Lucrecia Briceno, sound designer/composer Salomon Lerner, intimacy/fight coordinator Cha Ramos, production stage manager Kate Croasdale, and assistant stage manager Alex Murphy,