Rotten Apple

mariela castillo · Ages 16+ · Dominican Republic

one person show
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ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 05, 2023
Powerful performance by Mariela Castillo. Was able to really feel and experience her healing journey as the play progressed. Emotional and beautiful! Definitely worth seeing as she masterfully plays multiple roles and delivers an exquisite performance. ... full review
JAMES COOPER certified reviewer June 05, 2023
I was blown away by Mariela's performance and the show overall. A heart wrenching story, masterfully directed, staged and creatively acted that left me in tears of emotion. ... full review
DAN PREVETTE certified reviewer June 23, 2023
I dare you not to cry. This is a beautifully poetic, intimate, frequently very funny look at the pain of religious trauma, and the resurrection of spiritual rebirth. As specific as the circumstances of the narrative are, the themes are universal and eternal. Mariela is a wonderful performer who not only embodies multiple characters with ease, but brings a rich and textured point of view that makes the world a brighter place. ... full review
JULIETTE JEFFERS certified reviewer June 21, 2023
Rotten Apple is a great show. Heartfelt and inspirational. The actress is engaging and the directing is spot on. Great story and message!... full review
JAXX THEATRICALS certified reviewer June 17, 2023
Thank you for sharing your story!... full review
CAROL BECKER certified reviewer June 16, 2023
Inspirational showcase of how strong the human spirit can be in spite of the unimaginable! With a blending of the courageous, the devastating, the humorous, the religious, Mariela Castillo's solo show was indeed, one worth journey this audience member enjoyed being transported on. The overall messaging about when one rotten apple is able to be planted, my... the things it is able to do was spot on glorious!... full review
KEVIN MCMAHON certified reviewer June 15, 2023
What an incredible show. I have never been so emotionally moved by a live performance in my life. It is incredible that this one woman show has so much richness and texture. When the lights came up everyone had tears in their eyes. ... full review
KELSEY HARPER certified reviewer June 12, 2023
Rotten Apple was such a gorgeous delight! Mariela shines on stage, I think I could listen to her read the phonebook. The story was so personal, and mixed with so many funny moments --truly a pleasure to watch. ... full review
DEBBIE MALONEY certified reviewer June 11, 2023
Mariela beautifully confronts compelling issues in this show. Heart wrenching and provocative. ... full review
KATHERINE BOURNE TAYLOR certified reviewer June 09, 2023
A saga of a young woman’s life as a teenager growing up in a stifling atmosphere. ... full review