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.
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