El Barrio… A community teeming with life and creativity, but simmering patiently… in limbo. Change is coming…you can sense it… Pulled from the murals on the community’s walls, six vignettes tell the stories of dreams deferred, resilience, survival, love and community in a time of uncertainty.
Directed by Jose Aviles
Original concept by Iraisa Ann Reilly
Abdiel Jimenez, Daniel Melo, Iraisa Ann Reilly, Katrina Hall, and Melissa Sabater
and spoken word with Roberto Lugo
Marisol is home from college for the summer-with a big secret. How will she break this news to the matriarchs of her family without inducing her grandmother's instantaneous death? Good Cuban Girls is a coming of age story that navigates the first generation American struggle for cultural preservation in the face of exile. This story is told bilingually Spanish/English.
In this modern day comedic/dramatic classic we follow Maria Elena on her first journey from the Big Apple to Puerto Rico with hopes to connect to the homeland. But the island does not welcome her with open arms. She is an American, a gringa, too American for the island and too Latin for America. Leaving Maria Elena in a cultural limbo, an outsider in search for her identity, leading her to misperceptions and misadventures. But does she find her way? This Obie award winning play will warm your heart, lift your spirit and fill you with pride! This is a bilingual production.