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Tell Hector I Miss Him

By PAOLA LÁZARO
Directed by DAVID MENDIZÁBAL

Atlantic Stage 2
January 11 – February 19, 2017


Atlantic is thrilled to premiere Paola Lázaro’s vibrant, compelling play and introduce this bold new voice to audiences. She is Atlantic’s 2016|2017 Tow Playwright-in-Residence, supported generously by The Tow Foundation.

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You’re in Puerto Rico. Old San Juan. You’re a tourist, you walk down the stairs of this beautiful old fort built by the Spaniards. When you reach the bottom, you realize you’re in a hole. Welcome to the basement that lies under the tourism and behind the fort walls. You spend some days there, you don’t want to leave. Oh no, you’re addicted. Tell Hector I Miss Him unmasks a community built on the law of respect that keeps getting washed away but refuses to drown.

Reviews

“Life, in all its messy glory, overflows the stage of the Atlantic Theater in this dynamically staged production. Lázaro’s animated ensemble piece unearths the volatile residents of a close-knit community, and a vibrant acting company breathes live into every quirky character!”

Marilyn Stasio, Variety

“Lázaro is  a spinner of vivid tales possessed of a sharp ear for language and a keen eye for the humane comic detail. [She] has been blessed with a superb company and a director who keeps a firm hand on the chaos, establishing an engaging balance between comedy and pathos as these characters work their way under our skin. I’d have happily spent more time with them!” 

Jeremy Gerard, Deadline

Photos by Ahron R. Foster