LATEA Theater Presents Off-Broadway: A New and Provocative Dominican Play

LATEA Theater Presents Off-Broadway: A New and Provocative Dominican Play

La Luz De Un Cigarrillo: Una historia Dominican-York (The Light Of A Cigarette: A Dominican-York Story) Written and Directed by award-winning playwright Marco Antonio Rodriguez


NEW YORK, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — After the massive success of They Call Me La Lupe, starring Dexter’s Lauren Velez, Off-Broadway’s prominent LATEA Theater is proud to present a rare and intimate glimpse into the lives of a Dominican-York family. La Luz De Un Cigarrillo, written and directed by award-winning playwright Marco Antonio Rodriguez, is the rarest of plays written by a Dominican, starring Dominicans and using the native Dominican and Dominican-York vernacular. This unique performance will go into previews beginning Thursday, April 28, continuing through Sunday, May 1. Opening night is Wednesday, May 4, and runs Wednesdays thru Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 4 p.m. Closing night gala is Sunday, June 5. LATEA Theater is located at 107 Suffolk Street #200, New York City, 10002. Metro: FJMZ

La Luz De Un Cigarrillo is performed in authentic Dominican Spanish with English subtitles and stars Susanna Guzman, Teresa Yenque (Broadway’s A Streetcar Named Desire with Natasha Richardson), Arisleyda Lombert and Ismael Cruz Cordova (currently on The Good Wife). La Luz De Un Cigarrillo was nominated for the prestigious “Asuncion Playwrights Award.”

Over the course of two evenings, mother and son, two estranged generations of Dominicans living in mid-town Manhattan, attempt to rekindle the love and appreciation for each other and their roots; but unexpectedly revealed intimate and taboo secrets threaten to destroy an already thin bond. For mature audiences only.

Born and raised in New York, with roots from the Dominican Republic, Marco Antonio is the 2007 recipient of the DFW “Critics Forum Award For Outstanding New Play” for his work, Heaven Forbids! He has written, acted, produced and directed critically acclaimed hits such as Pico de Gallo and the Southwest premiere of Rick Najera’s Latinologues during its national tour. He has also done commissioned work for ANTHEM. Heaven Forbids! was invited to perform at the New York International Fringe Festival where it was received with praises by Timeout New York and The Edge New York.

Tickets are $20 general, $15 senior citizens/students with I.D. Reservations can be made by calling 212-529-1948 or

Performances in Spanish with English Subtitles

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LATEA Theater Presents Off-Broadway: A New and Provocative Dominican Play