Two women leave Litchfield Penitentiary far behind them for the heat of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico in Paola Lazaro's new drama.
The Off-Broadway production of Tell Hector I Miss Him closed February 19, 2017. For current Off-Broadway show listings and tickets, please click here.
From the producers: You’re in Puerto Rico. Old San Juan. You’re a tourist, you walk down the stairs of this beautiful old fort built by the Spaniards. When you reach the bottom, you realize you’re in a hole. Welcome to the basement that lies under the tourism and behind the fort walls. You spend some days there, you don’t want to leave. Oh no, you’re addicted. "Tell Hector I Miss Him" unmasks a community built on the law of respect that keeps getting washed away but refuses to drown.
Puerto Rican-born actor and playwright Lázaro, is the Tow Foundation Playwright-in-Residence at the Atlantic. She was part of the 2015 Emerging Writers Group at the Public Theater and is the recipient of an Arts Entertainment Scholarship Award from the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts for the pilot episode of her TV show, Trópico.
The cast is led by "Orange Is the New Black" co-stars Dascha Polanco and Selenis Leyva. They are joined onstage by Victor Almanzar, Sean Carvajal, Alexander Flores, Yadira Guevara-Prip, Juan Carlos Hernández, Talene Monahon, Flaco Navaja, Lisa Ramirez, Luis Vega and Analisa veleZ.What's the Atlantic Theater Company?
Based in a converted church on the western edge of Chelsea and a smaller space on West 16th Street, this long-running Off Broadway group stages plays in the intimate, realistic style developed by its founders, David Mamet and William H. Macy. Several highly-regarded Broadway productions started out here, including the Tony winning musical "Spring Awakening." Earthy yet cosmopolitan. More here