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Puerto Rican Nocturne

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All Souls Unitarian Church

730 North Tejon Street

Colorado Springs, CO 80903

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Written by Jonathan Marcantoni, Directed by A.B. Lugo.
THEATREdART is partnering with All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church to bring you the world premier of Puerto Rican Nocturne, a fast-paced gritty true-crime drama that re-imagines the events of the infamous Cerro Maravilla incident. Performances will be at the All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church and features a powerhouse cast of local performers. Subtitles of the play will be projected in Spanish.

March 13th through the 29th. Fridays, and Saturday at 7:30pm, Sundays at 3:00pm. Tickets 15$. All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church located at 730 N Tejon St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Puerto Rico, 1978: A group of police officers, led by undercover detective Alejandro Gonzalez-Malavé, aka Gonzo, ambush and murder two political activists at a radio tower on Cerro Maravilla. In the ensuing cover-up, they claim that their victims were terrorists, and that killing them was an act of patriotism. Puerto Rican Nocturne offers a fictionalized examination of the fall out of the killings on sociological, political, mental, and spiritual levels as they relate to both Gonzalez-Malavé and Adria, the mother of one of the victims. The story follows Gonzo as he loses control of his moment in the spotlight, and Adria as the death of her son makes her question her life as an activist and the way she views her country, her identity, and her relationship to God. Told in a dreamlike, episodic fashion of memory and parallel narratives, Puerto Rican Nocturne questions the way power dynamics and systemic injustice harms not only the poor and marginalized, but also the very people who adhere to the status quo. In shedding light on a conspiracy that should have threatened the fabric of U.S.-Puerto Rican relations, Puerto Rican Nocturne portrays how popular revolt is tampered down during even the most traumatic events, allowing the corrupt and tyrannical to remain in power.

Cast:

Adria - Cheerish Evans
Captain Morales - Ángel Méndez Soto
Det. Oliveras - Manny B. Gómez
Eusebio - Matt Lockett
Gonzo - Jiří Yariel
Maricarmen - Kendra Dae Shock
Pedro – Gabriel Swafford
Teresa - Claudia De La Cruz

Image Credit: book cover Puerto Rican Nocturne written by Jonathan Marcantoni product of LCG Media.

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