Barceló On The Rocks

Nino Antonio Ortiz — a man with an intriguing past and dark secrets — is confronted by hallucinations of late Dominican President Joaquín Balaguer. Transported between his youth in the island’s countryside and his old age in his Washington Heights home in New York, Nino must face the true origins of his bitterness before they destroy himself and his entire family.
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Barceló On The Rocks

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  • David Hansen:
    27 Apr. 2018
    Rodriguez's tale is a memory play of the Dominican Republic, centering on one man who has betrayed as much as he has been betrayed. Caught between nations, abandoning his home and not yet embracing America, he burdens his sons with his shame, disappointment, and sadness. This script is rich and layered, a tension of regret and fear from the old country haunting the otherwise everyday setting of an apartment in Washington Heights. The final moments, of honesty, confession and acceptance, are a welcome release and promise hope for the future. Highly recommended!

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Raíces Theater Company
    ,
    2016
  • Reading
    ,
    Repertorio Español/Spanish Repertory
    ,
    2013

Production History

  • Professional
    ,
    Repertorio Español/Spanish Repertory
    ,
    2015

Awards

Winner
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Outstanding Achievement In Playwriting
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Hispanic Organization Of Latin Actors (HOLA)
,
2014
Winner
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Nuestras Voces International Competition
,
Repertorio Español
,
2013