This New York premiere from PlayCo explores how families—and societies—are haunted by their pasts. More…
In Cortiñas’ play, small gestures and off-handed comments slowly reveal the colonial, racist, misogynist, and homophobic dynamics that constrain possibility in the lives of the characters. These power imbalances have been left to fester for so long that they create the alienating nightmare at the story’s core.
See it if you want to see some really fascinating puzzle pieces come together in a really satisfying and powerful way.
Don't see it if you can't handle a bit of ambiguity/confusion as the puzzle pieces shift into place.
See it if you’re comfortable with double meanings and oblique narratives. It helps if you’re familiar with the psychology of gaslighting.
Don't see it if you don’t like reading into the details, don’t see why some topics are coded inside others, don’t take Puerto Rican independence seriously.
See it if you're a sci-fi fan and want to support new work by one of the city's most creative theaters (Play Co.)
Don't see it if You have a short attention span, or like things to move at a fast clip. This is definitely a slow burn.