La Gringa
Opens Oct 18 1h 45m
La Gringa
86

La Gringa NYC Reviews and Tickets

86%
(27 Reviews)
Positive
96%
Mixed
4%
Negative
0%
Members say
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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Member Reviews (27)

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706 Reviews | 214 Followers
80
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.

289 Reviews | 91 Followers
90
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

240 Reviews | 127 Followers
88
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

176 Reviews | 41 Followers
78
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.

145 Reviews | 22 Followers
99
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

71 Reviews | 3 Followers
65
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

44 Reviews | 17 Followers
84
Funny, Hilarious, Masterful, Intense, Thought-provoking

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.

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29 Reviews | 4 Followers
92
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if you like comedy, Spanish comedy, Spanish Theater

Don't see it if play is in Spanish with English subtitles

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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