by tony meneses. world premiere. premiered: two river theater, nj. april 2017. directed by ken rus schmoll. sets: arnulfo maldonado. costumes: oana botez. lights: yuki nakase. puppet design: james ortiz. sound: jane shaw. photography: t. charles erickson, arnulfo maldonado.
"The power of the play's latter half grows in large part out of its quotidian opening. On Arnulfo Maldonado's effectively simple set, the women tell bad jokes, worry about rodents in the house, make tortillas and gossip." -- on THE WOMEN OF PADILLA, New Jersey Star Ledger.
"Arnulfo Maldonado designed a simple, rustic set that evokes the colors of the Mexican countryside and comes alive in the last scene when the walls break apart to reveal a purple sky at twilight and dark rolling hills and the women come together on a rooftop to celebrate life..." -- on THE WOMEN OF PADILLA, The Two River Times.