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For Cin Martinez, Pegao is about conversations across generations and geographies.


Pegao takes a high-stakes domino game in Vieques, Puerto Rico in the late 70s. There is a grandmother trying to pass on the skill of dominoes to a younger generation. Woven into the narrative are themes of migration to American cities like Hartford, U.S. military presence on the nearby island of Vieques, colorism within families, and the forced sterilization of Puerto Rican women.


With any conversation that stretches across generations in emigrant societies, there are tensions about leaving and staying, about language, about the cultural influence of the mainland or the metropole.


Pegao was developed as part of the HartBeat Ensemble's WTF! series and had additional readings at Bregamos Community Theater in New Haven, CT. These MainStage performances are supported by the Greater Hartford Arts Council Hartford Events Grant. 


May 30 - June 1 at 7:30pm and June 2 at 2:00pm

June 6-8 at 7:30pm and June 9 at 2:00pm

General Admission: $25

Seniors, Students & Let's Go Arts: $20

As always, no one left behind for lack of funds.

Spanish & Spanglish with English captions. Saturday performances will have no English captions.

Creative Team

Playwright: Cin Martinez

Director: Hannah Simms

Dramaturg: Edwin Sanchez

Lighting Designer: Jon-Paul LaRocco

Set Designer: Joseph Fonseca

Costume Designer: Nydia Simone

Sound Designer: Maritza Ubides

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