A joyous, downright hilarious snapshot of Cuban and Colombian-American culture set in the heart of Miami’s Wynwood arts district
Art Basel is about to begin and Mariana, the director of a swanky modern art gallery, has a serious problem on her hands. Her showroom is an active crime scene. Part crime-comedy, part telenovela, and 100% chistoso, the play centers on Mariana and her impromptu support system, including her intern Carolina, a young police officer named Juan, and her mother Estella, a larger-than-life film and television star who insists on saving the show.
Stylish and vibrant, this world premiere play offers a light-hearted look at the struggles many Latinas go through to gain entry into cultural and artistic spaces that have historically excluded them. It examines Latinx representation in the media, the fears and uncertainties of adulthood, art as an industry, love, and family. And through it all, you won’t stop laughing — or dancing — in your seat!
Join the party, embrace life’s twists and turns, and mark your calendar for this uproarious new comedy.
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“A poignant and playful exploration of family, identity and comedy.” – Boulder Weekly
“I can see the play itself becoming a new American Classic.” – BroadwayWorld
“Laughs in Spanish is, at its heart, a mother-daughter comedy with a healthy dash of Latin spice.” – OnStage Colorado
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This play is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award.
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