The Untranslatable Secrets of Nikki Corona

by José Rivera
Originally produced at Geffen Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
September 4 to October 7, 2018


About the Premiere Production:

Synopsis: How many of us have wished for one more chance to say the right thing? A Better Orpheus Inc. provides an alternative to regret—a service that allows the living to communicate with the dead. When Nikki Corona loses her twin sister, A Better Orpheus puts her in touch with Orlando, a man dying too young. The ensuing love story leads to a quest through a vivid, fantastical afterlife as Orlando learns whether Nikki’s message to her sister has the ability to transcend death.

In the rich literary tradition of magical realism and inspired by Dante’s Inferno comes a brand new play by Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and Obie Award-winning playwright José Rivera (Motorcycle Diaries, References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot). Directed by Drama Desk Award winner and Geffen alum Jo Bonney (By The Way, Meet Vera Stark, Cost of Living), this stunning world premiere suggests that with love, all things are possible.

Director:Jo Bonney
Set Designer: Myung Hee Cho
Lighting Designer: Lap Chi Chu
Costume Designer: Stephanie Kerley Schwartz
Sound Designer: Cricket S. Myers
Projection Designer: Hana S. Kim
Dramaturg: Rachel Wiegardt-Egel
Production Stage Manager: Ross Jackson
Assistant Stage Manager: Julie Ann Renfro
Casting Director: Phyllis Schuringa, CSA
Cast: Cate Scott Campbell, Ricardo Chavira, Zilah Mendoza, Onahoua Rodriguez, and Juan Francisco Villa


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