by Amaranta Leyva Full Production, April 2013
"subtle and skillful... Highly Recommended"
- Toronto Star
Catalina's parents have recently divorced. Her world is turned upside down with the abrupt entry of her mother's new boyfriend, the man she calls "The Intruder". Catalina launches an investigation to find out what dark secrets are hidden behind this man's charming presence. What she finds is a journey into the puzzles of identity and the true meaning of family. A play with puppets!
About The Play
The Intruder was part of Alameda's De Colores Festival in 2009 during which the public reading of the play was an electrifying success. As a recent arrival in Canada, Mexican playwright & puppeteer Amaranta Leyva had been uncertain about the prospect of developing new work in Canada, particularly in English. With the support of Alameda, the guidance of dramaturg Stephen Colella, and access to professional actors fluent in both Spanish & English, The Intruder grew from a compelling idea to a captivating new play.
"What was so amazing was that, even in its most raw state, the story came alive. By the end of the reading, I had people come up to me afterwards and ask me when we would be producing The Intruder. I decided that night that this play was going to have its Canadian premiere with us."
"...a subtle and skillful examination of a young girl’s confusion over the recent divorce of her parents and a move to a new home with mom’s new boyfriend. Marilo Nunez directs a strong cast – Michelle Arvizu, Juan Carlos Velis and Paloma Nunez, who is outstanding as the bewildered little girl. And it draws to a moving conclusion.
Highly recommended." - TORONTO STAR
"Charming and effective. ...this is a play that has all the fun and imagination of a child." - MOONEY ON THEATRE
"Director Marilo Nunez delivers some good touches ...with effective use of shadow and Andjelija Djuric's expressive puppets." - NOW MAGAZINE
This production generously supported by:
Alameda Theatre Company
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