The Mad Journey of Wilhelmina Davis

There are more things in heaven and earth, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

Written by Oscar A. Colón

Directed by Martin Balmaceda

Dates: February 20, 2011 ( 3–4:30pm)

Language: English

Location: 64 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003


Cuban-American writer, Raul Cisneros, interviews Wilhelmina Davis, the elder sister of the late-iconic playwright, Leighton (Lee) Davis, and gets much more that he bargained for. He learns than Hamlet was right when he said, “There are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”

About the Playwright:

Oscar A. Colon (Playwright, Librettist, Lyricist.) Some of his dramatic plays are: Short End of the Bridge, Soldiers of the 117th, Welcome to Margaret’s World, Siempre en mi Corazón, Reina, Alice Down the Hole, Becoming Bernarda (a prequel), La Reina’s Last Album, Fornicating with the Devil, Whisper, The Last of Bernarda (a sequel), Listenings: A Morning with Maria Irene Fornes, El Señor Presidente and his Biographer, The Mad Journey of Wilhelmina Davis.

Mr. Colon was commissioned by Max Ferra of INTAR to translate and adapt Rene Marques’ Maria o el Alba.

He wrote the book and lyrics for the musical, Don Benito, based on Puerto Rico’s armed rebellion against Spain. He also wrote the book and co-lyrics for the one-act musicals, L’Extraordinaire and Cooqui.

His play, Siempre en mi Corazón was published by Mentor/Penguin, as part of the anthology Nuestro New York. The Last of Bernarda was published by El Archivo Nacional del Ateneo Puertorriqueño.


Miriam Cruz
Felipe Gorostiza
Joe Gioco
Laralu Smith
Karrolyn Belkis
Bethel Fisher

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