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When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 11 2016

Carmen Rivera's still-relevant identity-crisis comedy was first staged in 1990, well before the accelerated economic and population crises straining Puerto Rico's workforce today. A young New Yorker (Sofia Tew) visits her extended family in Las Piedras, whom she discovers are none too impressed by her enthusiastic but uninformed claim to being an "authentic" Puerto Rican. With joy in its heart, Miranda Gonzalez's UrbanTheater Company production reflects on what it means to feel a connection to a culture. Though the blocking in the tight storefront space can be a little awkward, Gonzalez's ensemble radiates loving vibes at a time when they're few and far between. —Dan Jakes

Price: $20, $12 seniors, $10 students

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