Sonnets for an Old Century

Performance Dates
Opening Performance

If you had one last chance to broadcast your story into the universe, what would you say?

José Rivera’s Sonnets for an Old Century captures the psychic residue of ten lives in ten intimate, searing encounters in the afterlife. In this immersive production, audience members journey through the landscape of each character’s mind to experience their most treasured memories, clandestine confessions, and climactic revelations. This experiential DMV premiere, which utilizes the full architectural potential of Spooky Action’s home at the Universalist National Memorial Church, offers a kaleidoscopic vision of the joy and pain of the human condition.

“[Rivera’s] voice shimmers with imagery, at times yielding ABSURD COMEDY and, at other times, TRANSCENDENT BEAUTY” – Theatermania

NOTE: The performance takes place in multiple spaces throughout the Universalist church on three floors with stairs for access. Seating will be available in some performance spaces while others may require standing. We recommend wearing comfortable shows. The building at present is not handicap accessible. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Production Information

Show Type
Approximate Running Time
90 minutes

Creative Team

Set Designer
Costume Designer
Sound Designer
Projections/Media Designer
Stage Manager