Richards in original family show at Nazareth

Feb 18, 2014

Rochester, N.Y. — The Nazareth College Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures will present “Enamorados,” an original, multilingual play by the department's chairperson, Candide Carrasco, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 28 and March 1, at the college’s Callahan Theater. Grant Richards of Belfast is a member of the production's cast.

Show times are 8 p.m. The theater is in the Nazareth College Arts Center, 4245 East Ave. “Enamorados” will be performed in English, with some French, Spanish, and Italian. The 80-minute performance is recommended for those age 11 and older.

“Enamorados” tells the story of Colin who, on his sixth birthday, lost his heart when his father abandoned him and has refused to trust or love since. One day, while fishing with Celine, a tomboy with a speech impediment, Colin falls into the ocean and — in a fabulous underwater world — meets Prima Donna Nebulosa, a mute opera singer who enchants everyone with her constant games of charades; Krab Jack, a bodybuilder obsessed with appearances; two mermaids, Delphine and Cleo; Swingy, the squid; Oscuro, the seahorse (played by Richards); and Don Reflejo Tiburon, the shark. Will they be able to teach the boy how to trust and love, or will he be lost forever?

"Enamorados is a story about the pain felt by people who lose a loved one. It explores how the power of friendship and love can help overcome the pain of profound loss," said Carrasco, whose playwriting/directing credits extend back to 1968. He is currently working on “De Casablanca a Hollywood,” a one-man show for Reno, and “Jean Reno a Biography” for XO Editions Paris.

Tickets are $12. For tickets, call (585) 389-2170 or visit

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