Basilica

In South Texas, two things loom large, The Catholic Church and Texas Pride... and Joe Garza - a strong, hard working man - embodies one more than the other. But when he learns that Gilbert Gonzalez has returned as the new pastor at the Basilica, Joe's confronted with the choices he made in life and questions the past the only way he knows how -- anger, pride and a biting tongue.

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In South Texas, two things loom large, The Catholic Church and Texas Pride... and Joe Garza - a strong, hard working man - embodies one more than the other. But when he learns that Gilbert Gonzalez has returned as the new pastor at the Basilica, Joe's confronted with the choices he made in life and questions the past the only way he knows how -- anger, pride and a biting tongue.

"Mr. Alvarado’s larger subject is San Juan itself, and the ways a small town both defines and destroys its inhabitants. The play, though set in the present, also exists out of time." New York Times

"It is a pleasure to see a play in New York that grapples with weighty religious and philosophical questions, and in a manner not abstruse but personal." FT.com
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Basilica

Development History

  • Workshop
    ,
    South Texas College
    ,
    2011

Production History

  • Professional
    ,
    Cherry Lane/Rattlestick Playwright's Theater
    ,
    2013