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We were unable to open Puerto Rican Nocturne on March 13th, 2020 because of measures taken to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Watch an passionate final dress rehearsal before the cancellation of all live events in Colorado Springs. This remains the only live performance of this production. Please donate what you can as THEATREdART wanted to split proceeds to benefit the All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, the company, and the actors who made this possible. Credits include all theatrical production credits as they were on the night of dress rehearsal. Director's note included in closing credits.
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The Cast of Puerto Rican Nocturne! (in alphabetical order)
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
About the Project
Who: Directed by A.B. Lugo. Written by Jonathan Marcantoni
What: True Crime Drama
When: Performances have been cancelled
Where: All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church
730 N Tejon St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Synopsis: 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.
Check out the article from Latino Rebels below:
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To Erica Erickson and the cast and crew of "Angels in America". TdA took home a 2018 Pikes Peak Art's Council Award for “Small But Mighty". Thanks to all the wonderful talent involved in this production!