PARTED WATERS: A new play with written by Robert Benjamin, directed by Duchess Dale. Produced by Flower and Bone Productions at N4th Theater
Audition dates: Monday, December 12: 7:30-9:00 and
Tuesday, December 13: 7:30-9:00
(Invited Callbacks Saturday, December 17, 12:30-2:30)
(Auditions at Maple Street Dance Studio, 3215 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque)
Production dates: March 24-April 9, 2023
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Parted Waters by Robert F. Benjamin
Synopsis. Parted Waters is a family drama about three generations of the
men in a New Mexico Hispanic family coming to terms with the family's
secret Jewish ancestry, dating back hundreds of years. When Miguel,
blunders during a political debate, his father, Javier and grandfather,
Reynaldo realize the secret can no longer be kept from him. Hostile
accusations and a family $ght cause one of them to be hospitalized, as
Miguel's campaign manager, Rachel strives to help him navigate the
turbulent political waters in this tale of family identity, loyalty and love.
Miguel (age: early 30’s, Hispanic). Macho, impulsive candidate for public office.
Single. Initially, he doesn't know about the family's hidden Judaism.
Javier (age: early to mid- 50’s, Hispanic). Miguel's father and Reynaldo's son, he
wants to assimilate by keeping the family's Judaism hidden and even by
subordinating his Hispanic heritage to be perceived as simply "American."
He's a successful engineer at an Albuquerque manufacturing plant. Married
with three children.
Reynaldo (age: early to mid-70’s, Hispanic). Miguel's grandfather; Javier's father;
widowed. He has been a farmer in Espanola valley for decades and he's now
steward of the local irrigation ditch. He is comfortable being outwardly
Catholic and secretly Jewish. He tried to pass this heritage to Javier who not
only declined to engage the hidden Judaism, but has kept it from his son,
Rachel (age: early 30’s, Jewish). Single. Campaign manager for Miguel and
daughter of Miguel's opponent in the election.
Phyllis (age: early to mid 50’s, Jewish). Divorced. Miguel's opponent in the primary
election and mother of Rachel