MODOTTI


 Alysia Reiner

Alysia Reiner

 Alysia Reiner & Mark Zeisler

Alysia Reiner & Mark Zeisler

MODOTTI

A play set in San Francisco, Mexico and Eastern Bloc Europe MODOTTI tells the story of photographer Tina Modotti and her life as a revolutionary. Occupying the first half of the twentieth century when politics are explosive and social and political unrest a familiar everyday occurence, MODOTTI takes us into one of the most exciting periods in history. In Mexico with her lover American photographer Edward Weston, Modotti finds her artistic voice. When Weston leaves Mexico for America, Modotti becomes romantically involved with a revolutionary who is gunned down outside their apartment. Modotti’s newfound political awareness changes the direction of her life. She is later arrested and tried for attempting to assassinate the Mexican president and sent into exile. On a return visit, at the age of 46 she is poisoned.

Wendy last directed MODOTTI in 2010 at the Acorn Theatre, Off Broadway at Theatre Row NYC.

CAST  3 women • 5 men
SETTING  1920s–1942 • USA • Mexico • Eastern Bloc Europe

Photos © 2010 Joan Marcus

A luminous portrayal by Alysia Reiner… graceful, languid and confident, Reiner lights up the stage
— ASSOCIATED PRESS
Wendy Beckett’s show about model and muse Tina Modotti (1896-1942) fits comfortably into (the mode) like the movie REDS –it’s about Communists in love
— THE NEW YORKER
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