ED2021 Theatre Reviews

The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano (Los Rivax Project)

By | Published on Sunday 22 August 2021

Things begin to change for fourteen year old Evelyn Serrano when her grandmother moves in with her and her mother in Spanish Harlem. It’s not long before her eyes begin to open to a whole new way of seeing her own community. Based on Sonia Manzano’s award winning novel, and featuring incredible original music and songs by Sartje Pickett, Tlaloc Rivas’s exuberant new play is an impassioned lesson on Latino heritage and the shaping of Nuyorican identity. From The Young Lords, a Puerto Rican activist group, to Evelyn’s own family ties, the backdrop of unrest and revolution run throughout. Even so, this heart-warming play is crammed full of joy and hope, a testament to Rivas’ writing and direction. An absolute must see.

Fringe Online, until 30 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Bethan Highgate-Betts]