La Construcción del Muro


What happens when the discourse of hate gains political clout?  Are we that far removed from living the consequences of such a scenario?  These are some of the brutal questions that underlie this New York Spanish premiere.

After sold out seasons in Costa Rica, El Salvador and Spain, “LaConstrucción del Muro” arrives in Spanish to the U.S. The production brings together diverse Central American talents to lay bare the consequences of hate speech against Latino immigrants.  Winner of the Audience Award at the Miteu International Theater Festival, Spain, the play examines what happens when an ordinary person becomes part of the machinery of an oppressive political system and how the inconceivable becomes inevitable.The play exposes the effects of hatred against immigrants that flee from violence and poverty.  What they encounter across the border is a dystopic panorama the effects of which might be more real than the public cares to accept.

“La Construcción del Muro”,is a Costa Rican stage adaptation of Pulitzer and Tony Award winner RobertSchenkkan’s “Building the Wall, co-produced by Teatro Espressivo and Teatro LATEA and directed by Natalia Mariño, winner of Costa Rica’s Nacional Award for Best Theatrical Direction.  Cast:Antonio Rojas(Rick) Magdalena Morales Valdés (Gloria)Mauricio Jaén Baltodano (Camera).

From February 27 to March 15 in Teatro LATEA @ The Clemente, 107 Suffolk Street (2nd Floor) Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural Center; in Spanish with English subtitles. Tickets can be bought online at Teatro LATEA for $20 (general public) and $15 (students/seniors) or at the door for $25 (general public) and $15 (students/seniors).  Thursday – Saturday 7:00pm; Sunday 3:00pm Tel. 212-529-1948