City Theatre, producer of the long-running and popular Summer Shorts festival of short plays, offers one full-length production in the Arsht Center’s Theater Up Close series: Carmen Rivera's “La Gringa,” Nov. 30 – Dec. 17, 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.
For more information and tickets, go to ArshtCenter.org.