Synopsis of Path of Marigolds

 
The play is set on the eve of El Dia de Los Muertos. Ariana has invited her friend Consuelo over for dinner. The table is set for 5 people and Consuelo wonders why. Ariana explains about her imaginary guests who just happen to be dead, Marilyn Monroe, Frida Kahlo, and Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz. Ariana is separated from an abusive, alcoholic husband and is debating whether to get the divorce or give him another chance. The spirits come to help Ariana with her problem.