La Gringa Presented by Adrienne Arsht Center

La Gringa Presented by Adrienne Arsht Center

La Gringa
By Carmen Rivera

A Miami premiere!

Carmen Rivera's La Gringa is a poignant comedy about a young woman’s search for identity. Maria Elena Garcia visits her family in Puerto Rico during the Christmas holidays and plans to connect with her homeland. Although this is her first trip to Puerto Rico, she has an intense love for the island. She even majored in Puerto Rican studies in college. Once Maria is in Puerto Rico, she realizes that Puerto Rico does not welcome her with open arms. The majority of Puerto Ricans on the island consider her an American — a gringa — and Maria considers this a betrayal. If she’s a Puerto Rican in the United States and an American in Puerto Rico, Maria concludes that she is nobody everywhere. Her uncle, Manolo, teaches her that identity isn’t based on superficial and external definitions, but is an essence she has had all along in her heart.

La Gringa is an immersive bilingual experience, featuring dialogue and captioning in English and Spanish.
Age Appropriateness: 14+

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