Calling Puerto Rico

In New York City, Joel is an amatuer radio operator who has not been out of his attic apartment for about a year. He gets news about Tropical Storm Maria and the potential it has to harm Puerto Rico. Worried, he decides to reach out over the radio to a man he hasn’t spoken to in a long time, his grandfather, Aníbal.
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Calling Puerto Rico

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  • Nelson Diaz-Marcano:
    18 Oct. 2018
    This play hits home hard for me. The way Juan spotlights the personal relationships through tragedy and let the hurricane winds roar within the script is painful. The hope that is gained through it its deserved, but the second to last scene will leave you shaking.
  • David Hansen:
    13 Apr. 2018
    Remember when an historic natural disaster struck the United States and the American President did absolutely nothing? You would think that would be a national outrage.

    One of the best ways, sometimes to only way, to comprehend an epic tragedy is to focus on one compelling, intimate story. With this play, Ramirez elegantly paints a picture of isolation and despair, with pathos and humor, never forgetting that there are always those around us, some we cannot see and pretend not to see, who want to help us when we are in need. A powerful contemporary message.