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Repertorio Español’s
La Gringa
By Carmen Rivera | Directed by René Buch
Celebrating its 25th Anniversary

    May 6 through May 9, 2021


A young woman born and raised in New York City travels to Puerto Rico for the first time to meet her family and to discover her roots. Her misconceptions are transformed, and she learns that being Puerto Rican is a matter of the heart and spirit. Adored and acclaimed by so many audiences, La Gringa celebrates 25 years of continuous performances becoming one of the longest running productions in New York City regardless of language.

“Carmen Rivera’s iconic play captures the spirit of the Puerto Rican experience.”
- The New York Times

“Repertorio Español celebrates the multi-layered identities of the Latinx diaspora.”
- Broadway World

“‘La Gringa is the story of a young woman from New York who goes to Puerto Rico in search of her extended family. When she finds them, the complicated misperceptions that develop on all sides unfold in comic dialogue that arouses constant shouts of laughter and bursts of applause.”
– The New York Times

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