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Wouldn’t it be nice to know if the whole guardian-angel thing is grounded in more than Highway to Heaven and Touched by an Angel reruns? Imagine how you’d feel if your guardian angel came down from heaven to tell you that she does indeed exist but that she doesn’t have time to protect you anymore, because “the new millennium universe is breaking apart because God is old and senile and [I] must lead the revolution to dethrone him.” Such is the fate of the title character in Marisol, Jose Rivera’s magic-realist play about a young Puerto Rican woman who struggles to bridge the gap between her Bronx barrio roots and her plush publishing job in Manhattan. Incorporating multimedia effects, director Tom Mallan refreshes the pre-Y2K cyberjitters you thought you’d deleted from your emotional hard drive. Get spiritualized when Marisol opens at 8 p.m. at the Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent St., Arlington. $18. (703) 912-1649. (Amanda Fazzone)