See it if See it if you love great plays about breaking generational traumas, if you love good food, and if you love great acting and storytelling.
Don't see it if you haven't eaten dinner - cause they cook real food and you'll be hungry the whole play lol.
See it if You like deep yet fast paced convos full of emotion & real talk, aren't afraid of getting down to the issues unite and divide all families.
Don't see it if You don't understand how complicated relationships between multigenerational families work. If you are here for mindless entertainment.
See it if You want to feel completely engaged the entire show; if you love family dynamics; if you love Puerto Rican culture or want to learn
Don't see it if Some material might be slightly triggering (talk of family abuse, molestation) but it was handled with such dignity and grace and realness.
See it if you love stories by women about women and you like dramatic reveals. a great comedic piece played by two incredible actors.
Don't see it if It's a slow story build to invest you in the characters - skip if you don't like deep development.
See it if You want to hear two women discuss/fight while they cook and anticipate a death. Agonizingly slow till an hour in. Real cooking helps.
Don't see it if You’re hoping for any real action. This is just a long conversation that depends on you caring about the characters and doubtful you will. Read more
See it if to support Latino theater. If you don't mind a show that feels like a work in progress. Enjoy a slow burn about family secrets.
Don't see it if you don't speak Spanish or are bothered by untranslated dialogue. Feels too long and could be cut. With some work this could be better. Read more
See it if You want to see a show about family and sisters growing and greiving
Don't see it if You want a quick and easy play to watch
" 'Sancocho,' with the stew as its central metaphor, is a meditation on inheritance and family, how its members might eat and celebrate together, but suffer apart."
“ ‘Sancocho’ is a worthwhile meditation on how people and events can be perceived very differently, and how that divergent outlook has the potential to sour a relationship...Sometimes seemingly inharmonious ingredients make for the best soup.”
" 'Sancocho' is an epic in miniature, a two-hander rooted in decades of tumultuous events. "
“The play’s most satisfying moments center around cooking...’Sancocho’ made me long for good Caribbean food.”
“The first thing that strikes you when you arrive at the WP Theater production of ’Sancocho’ is the smell...Unfortunately, the theatrical ingredients don’t quite come together, resulting in a somewhat unfulfilling concoction...Either way, ’Sancocho’ made me long for good Caribbean food.”