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Carmen Rivera's LA GRINGA

Carmen Rivera's LA GRINGA

Thru Sun 12/17/2023

City Theatre and Adrienne Arsht Center present the Miami premiere of this OBIE award winning comedy!

Carmen Rivera's "La Gringa" is a poignant comedy about a young woman’s search for identity. Maria Elena Garcia visits her family in Puerto Rico during the Christmas holidays and plans to connect with her homeland. Although this is her first trip to Puerto Rico, she has an intense love for the island. She even majored in Puerto Rican studies in college. Once Maria is in Puerto Rico, she realizes that Puerto Rico does not welcome her with open arms. The majority of Puerto Ricans on the island 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, teaches her that identity isn’t based on superficial and external definitions, but is an essence she has had all along in her heart.

La Gringa is an immersive bilingual experience, featuring dialogue and captioning in English and Spanish.

The play is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French Inc.

Price $15-$60

Venue Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

Address 1300 Biscayne Blvd

Phone Number 305-949-6722

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