Ophelia’s Jump Productions presents the West Coast premiere of “The Hall of Final Ruin,” a tale of the Old West. The show opened on February 12, 2022, and will run through March 13, 2022. Written by Kelly McBurnette-Andronicos, and directed by Beatrice Casagran, “The Hall of Final Ruin” is a dark comedy with danger, romance, and a touch of the supernatural. This will be Tenth Anniversary Season for Ophelia’s Jump. The cast includes Cynthia Sophia Alvarez, Jennifer Bobiwash, Candida Celaya, Toni Lynd, Brissa Ramirez and Janette Valenzo.
Synopsis: Santa Fe, 1846. The Mexicans are leaving. The Americans are coming. And Death is patiently waiting. The woman known as La Tules is the “madrina” of Santa Fe. (The Oxford Dictionary defines “madrina” as “godmother.”) She is the proprietor of the local gambling den and watering hole. When she plays herself, she uses her own lucky deck and never loses. She resides in her home in Burro Alley, off the grand Santa Fe Plaza, with her two adopted granddaughters and her Indigenous housekeeper.
La Tules is old and attempts to prepare herself for death. She wishes to be buried beneath the floor of her beloved Catholic church, La Parrochia, and have a smooth transition to Purgatory. Two intruders arrive to disturb her routine: One is a woman who presents herself as a Protestant missionary and teacher. The other is a woman who, sooner than La Tules expected, is a harbinger of Death itself. La Tules is drawn into a card game where the stakes include a fortune in gold, an opportunity for her to provide for everyone she loves after she passes on, and maybe, just maybe, a chance to enter Heaven. It is the riskiest game of her long life.
ADMISSION: Previews $20. Thursdays $28. Fridays through Sundays $30. Children (age 10-12) $22.
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CONSUMER ADVISORY: Not suitable for children under age 10.
What: “The Hall of Final Ruin,” A dark comedy western with an all-female cast. West Coast Premiere
Where: Ophelia’s Jump, 2009 Porterfield Way, Suite H, Upland, CA 91786
When: Previews Wednesday, February 9 – Friday, February 11 at 8:00 p.m. Opens Saturday, February 12, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. Runs through Sunday, March 13. Regular performances: Thursday through Saturday at 8:00 p.m., Sunday at 4:00 p.m.