Twilight zone: "The Book of Magdalene" online

Cristina Vigil as Reveler, Alix Hudson as Len

Obie award-winning playwright Caridad Svich’s one-act play, The Book of Magdalene, is a story for our times, a modern fable about a woman’s efforts to overcome social systems and gain control over her own life. The play’s main character, Magdalene (Alix Hudson), lives in a twilight, possibly apocalyptic world. “In the edge-lands, in weird times, it’s nite-time until it’s not,” Svich writes of the play. Magdalene meets archetypal characters who guide her on her path towards self-actualization. The narrative loosely parallels the Biblical stories of Mary Magdalene. The production, which was directed by Juliet Salazar, was filmed at Teatro Paraguas (3205 Calle Marie, Suite B, 505-424-1601, teatroparaguas .org) in June and features cast members Corinna MacNeice, Cristina Vigil, John Reiser, and Pablo Angeles. The Book of Magdalene is available to stream at through Aug. 31 for a $5 fee.

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