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La Gringa

From 1 critic and 14 member reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Delightful, Funny, Great writing, Absorbing

About the show

Repetorio Espanol presents Carmen Rivera’s iconic play about a woman visiting Puerto Rico, her family's homeland, for the first time; performed in Spanish with English subtitles. More…

Mari­a Elena Garcia goes to visit her family in Puerto Rico during the Christmas holidays and arrives with plans to connect with her homeland. Although this is her first trip, she has had an intense love for the island and even majored in Puerto Rican Studies in college. Once Maria arrives, she realizes that the islanders do not welcome her with open arms. The majority consider her an American – a gringa - and Mari­a considers this a betrayal. If she's a Puerto Rican in the United States and an American in Puerto Rico, Maria concludes that she is nobody everywhere. Her uncle, Manolo, spiritually teaches her that identity isn't based on superficial and external definitions, but rather is an essence that she has had all along in her heart. Performed in Spanish with English subtitles.

2h 0m | Already closed | Repertorio Espanol (Gramercy)


85
The New York Times

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.” Full Review


96
Funny, Delightful, Enchanting, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if You are Spanish or enjoy Spanish culture

Don't see it if You don't like Spanish culture or good shows

84
Funny, Intense, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Hilarious

See it if you are bilingual or just enjoy crossing cultures in theatre.

Don't see it if you do not have a taste for Puerto Rican humour or strong female leads.

98
Funny, Delightful, Must see, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if If you are looking to indulge in the storytelling while laughing, La Gringa is a great choice.

Don't see it if You are not very welcoming of topics related to immigration.

73
Funny, Great acting, Relevant, Great staging

See it if You love laughing

Don't see it if Hate comedies

100
For a previous production
Funny, Delightful, Enchanting, Relevant

See it if Just because is beautiful!

Don't see it if You are not in to lite comedy.

95
For a previous production
Delightful, Thought-provoking, Profound, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if ....is a topic i related with......a touch of reality....great acting

Don't see it if ......play is in Spanish with some English....need to used translator in theater if you do not speak Spanish.

75
For a previous production
Relevant, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if You want to practice your Spanish, can relate to culture clashes

Don't see it if You hate using subtitle screens or do not understand Spanish

100
For a previous production
Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful, Profound, Great writing

See it if You enjoy Spanish masterpieces!

Don't see it if You don't want to wear headphones to hear the translation

89
For a previous production
Funny, Delightful, Quirky, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if See it if you have some understanding of Spanish and if you want to see a story about discovering your roots.

Don't see it if If your not good in Spanish it is a story that can be followed better if you know Spanish.

78
For a previous production
Delightful, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if you speak English or Spanish; you want to see a story told from an often unheard perspective

Don't see it if you are uninterested in underrepresented first hand accounts

78
For a previous production
Funny, Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if Must see it.

Don't see it if No comments.

70
For a previous production
Absorbing, Delightful, Profound, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You wish to see the passion and love for ones country, great laughs and good storyline.

Don't see it if If you don't speak Spanish and don't want to wear translation headphones. The play is in Spanglish.

100
For a previous production
Funny

See it if you appreciate the Puerto Rican customs of yesteryear!

Don't see it if Not interested in old time Puerto Rican customs

86
For a previous production
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if awesome

Don't see it if you do not like comical stories


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