The River Bride at City Lights Theater Company
May 18 - June 11$30 – $51
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Because this Brazilian fable will transport you to a world so close, but so far.
Because the Houston Press called it “an incredibly original and affecting night at the theater.”
Because the relationship between Helena and Belmira is perfectly relatable to anyone with a sister.
Because every few years we have to put water on stage somehow.
Once upon a time, in a fishing village along the Amazon, there lived two sisters struggling to find their “happily ever after.” Helena is dreading her sister Belmira’s wedding. The groom should have been hers, and she knows her sister wants only to escape to an exciting new life in the city. But three days before the wedding, fishermen pull a mysterious stranger out of the river – a man with no past who offers both sisters an alluring, possibly dangerous future. Brazilian folklore and lyric storytelling blend into a heartrending tale of true love, regret and transformation.