La Gringa
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La Gringa

La Gringa NYC Reviews and Tickets

(30 Ratings)
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Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Absorbing, Great writing

Carmen Rivera’s play about a woman visiting Puerto Rico, her family's homeland, for the first time.

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181 Reviews | 25 Followers
Refreshing, Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy a heartwarming story

Don't see it if you do not enjoy theatre in Spanish

290 Reviews | 92 Followers
Relevant, Must see, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like stories that are so relevant with all that is going on in our world. It's extremely well done.

Don't see it if If you have a hard time reading subtitles in English

519 Reviews | 256 Followers
Relevant, Profound, Great writing, Funny, Absorbing

See it if What a great performance!Well-acted&so relevant to what immigrants go through when going back to their own country.

Don't see it if Some jokes resonated more w/ those who better understood PR culture.Bravo2 smart kids from W Hempstead HS who seemed to get it all the way! Read more

774 Reviews | 246 Followers
Pleasant, Cultural, Delightful, Funny, Enchanting

See it if Seeking her roots, bubbly 22-y.o. Maria visits her aunt's family in PR. Farcical scenes ensue. Light, enjoyable satire w/vocal audience.

Don't see it if You don't speak Spanish & don't like super-titles. You want a more serious drama, rather than a cute romantic slice-of-life.

176 Reviews | 41 Followers
No set, Simple, Cute, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you like light comedies, that are simple but yet cute. You enjoy foreign language shows touching questions of ethnic identity.

Don't see it if you expect something profound and serious. You are not into foreign language productions with subtitles. There is no staging whatsoever.

166 Reviews | 9 Followers
Disappointing, Slow, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Ambitious

See it if you want a well written play,you've never seen a play before,you hate fluff,you don't need good acting,set,direction,want something relevant

Don't see it if you want a smart thoughtful performance, not the best staging /acting, if you want scenic design, not the best directing, you hate subtitles

79 Reviews | 5 Followers
Insipid, Slow, Disappointing

See it if like Spanish language plays and very simple family stories about the different perspectives of minorities living in their country and in nyc

Don't see it if you don't speak Spanish or are ok reading subtitles above the stage that don't keep up with the dialog; like clever, thought-provoking drama

32 Reviews | 21 Followers
Great acting, Funny, Enchanting

See it if Quieres ver buenos actores y pasar un buen rato.

Don't see it if If you don’t like to read caption

Critic Reviews (1)

The New York Times
March 7th, 1996
For a previous production

“All the characters in ‘La Gringa’ have a strong streak of the ridiculous in them, and it is precisely that quality that makes them familiar and lovable...Rivera has captured the spirit of the Puerto Rican experience...The plot tatters and the story gets emotionally confused in the last 10 minutes as Ms. Rivera tries to bring peace and reconciliation to all. But that is after 90 minutes of laughter, and a delight ratio of 9 to 1 would be a very high score for any theatrical veteran.”
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