Sonnets For An Old Century

New York: Velocity Theatre Company (VTC), New York’s hottest multi-cultural theater company, premieres Sonnets for an Old Century written by José Rivera, screenwriter of the critically acclaimed Motorcycle Diaries, on October 21, 2004 at HERE Arts Center in New York.

Confronted by death, what do you say in the final splinter of a second before your voice is silenced? Sonnets for an Old Century captures the exquisite, the funny, the sinful, and soulful moments of life that are often unvoiced. A husband reminisces about sex with his wife. A woman contemplates the galaxy. A son recalls his mythic flight over the ocean to spite his father. A collection of stirring monologues, Sonnets for an old Century explores the imprint of these souls on the world, their connections to each other, and to those they leave behind.

Opening on October 21, 2004, VTC will perform Sonnets for an old Century at HERE Arts Center, 145 Sixth Avenue between Spring and Broome Streets. Performances are scheduled on October 21 through November 7, 2004, Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm. Special performances are scheduled for Halloween (10/31) and Day of the Dead (11/1) at 7:30 pm. General Admission tickets are $15.00. For show information and to purchase tickets, visit or call 212-868-4444.

Sonnets for an old Century combines the monologues with visual art and sound mediums to invoke and heighten the emotional impact of this powerful piece. Produced by Katharyn Márquez Bond, Executive Director of VTC, and Marc Santa Maria, Artistic Director of VTC. Directed by Marc Santa Maria and Kim Ima, company member of La Mamma E.T.C. and producer of the critically acclaimed indie movie, Robot Stories. VTC’s cast includes the includes the hysterically funny Cindy Cheung, previously seen as the loony casting director Cass in the award-winning NYC Fringe.