How do you cope with grief? This question haunts every character in Migdalia Cruz’s “Miriam’s Flowers.” It’s the 1970’s in the South Bronx and a Puerto Rican family has just suffered the loss of 7-year-old Puli who was struck by a train while retrieving his baseball. Miriam, his 16-year-old half-sister, turns her sorrow into a crusade to take away Puli's pain by suffering her own. Her mother Delfina and Puli’s father Nando find their own ways of failing to fill the emptiness Puli has left in their lives. Underpinned by the music of the Jackson 5 and Eddie Palmieri, a family well-versed in pain, must grapple with their inability to move on from tragedy. Topics include: complications from grief, self-harm, socio-economic disparity, sexual awakening, isolation, and the influence of faith.
Produced by Vast Improvement Productions.
Hosted by Nathan Inzerillo and Nikki Jacobs.
Theme song written and performed by Nathan Inzerillo and Nikki Jacobs.