2019 - 2020 Season

"From Puerto Rico...with Love?"

A Two Presentation Performance

"Broken English, Mother Tongue" takes the audience on a ride across continents, languages, and cultures. Javier Morillo weaves personal stories of growing up on a US Army base in Puerto Rico with the history of the Island's complicated relationship to the United States. Note: the audience may be quizzed on its knowledge of Puerto Rican history—but don't worry—like Puerto Rico, all answers are, well, complicated.

"Resabios de Amargura or that bitter cabaret", by Beliza Torres Narváez is a campy mixture of song, comedy, mistranslations and social critique that follows the story of Lola Amapola, a singer-performer-TV diva-wannabe that loves her country Puerto Rico but feels attracted to afuera, or the outside. After realizing she cannot achieve her highest potential if she stays on her island, she leaves for the more promising and glamorous U.S mainland, but things don't turn out quite as planned. Will she stay in the U.S.? Will she go back home? Is there a home to go back to?

Date: February 20 - 23, 2020

Location: The Avalon Theater, 1500 E Lake St., Minneapolis, MN 55407

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