HEAVENLY HANDS by Ricky J Martinez

£5.00

Unclearly exiled as a child, Dr. Mirta Martinez returns to her birth place, Cuba, to make sense of long overdue answers missing from her life. Although, now here, laying both her parents to rest, she’s faced with accepting their last dying wish of practicing modern medicine in an indigenous community. Concurrently, Clara De La Fuente, a young island diviner is granted a vision of her eldest brother, Santi, falling pray to darkness. Unsure where to turn, she succumbs to the trappings of Las Brujeras, black magic witches, who manipulate her blood for ill-doing. It will take both these women to believe in themselves and each other for the scales of life and death to balance.

HEAVENLY HANDS FORMS A PART OF IN GOD’S LAND: AN ISLAND TRILOGY

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CHARACTERS

Mirta Martinez- (30’s) a pragmatic and meticulous family practitioner – in violet then black.

Honrado Cologne- (60’s) a principled handy-man- in brown then black.

Fefa Cologne- (50’s) a survivor turned community leader- in long-sleeves, green then black.

Santi De La Fuente- (30’s) a sibling caregiver and engineer- in grey and white.

Clara De La Fuente- (20’s) an misguided heroine and an allegiant sister- in orange then red.

Papito De La Fuente- (17) a realist with a huge heart- in yellow then black.

Las Brujeras- (Undefined ages) red shrouded witches who live in the depths of sea caves.

 

PRODUCTION HISTORY

Development History:

*Reading, Fantasy Theatre Factory at the Sandrell River Theatre, 2019
*Reading, South Florida Theatre League & The Roxy, 2013
*Reading, Shotgun Productions & Cuban American Theatre Festival & Repertorio Español, 2005
*Reading, New Theatre, 2003

Production History:

*Virtual Performance/Reading, Silver Tongued Stages, 2020

 

RUNNING TIME

Approximately 90 minutes

 

PREVIEW

Preview available here

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+Extras, F3, M3

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