Balanza de los Instintos (Preying on Instinct)

A tragedy of real-estate extortion in a world that is dreamy, absurd and hyperreal.

Written by Antonio César Morón

Directed by Mario Colón

Running Time: 75 minutes

Dates:

  • Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 8:00pm
  • Friday, September 19, 2014 at 8:00pm
  • Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 8:00pm
  • Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 3:00pm
  • Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 8:00pm
  • Friday, September 26, 2014 at 8:00pm
  • Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 8:00pm
  • Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 3:00pm
  • Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 8:00pm
  • Friday, October 3, 2014 at 8:00pm
  • Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 8:00pm
  • Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 3:00pm

Language: Spanish with English Supertitles

Location: IATI Theater: 64 East 4th Street, NYC 10003

Synopsis

In an average apartment of a bustling city, fatal interests converge.   ​An old man wants to live his last days in what peace he can find.  ​ Burdened by her good heart, the old man's part time, stand-in caregiver struggles with a way to survive and provide for her ​ far-away family.  The landlord marches to the beat of progress and needs the old man gone from his apartment to steamroll forward with a promising real-e​state enterprise.

​Each character quickly realizes that their immediate need or desire pales in significance compared to the tragedy building around the​m.  Instincts compete with circumstances to paint a bleak portrait of modern society.  In a globalized world the catastrophes are as universal as they are personal and the plight of the old  ​and the immigrant seems to be in the cruel hands of those with the bigger piles of gold.​

Press Contact:

Yani Perez | (212) 505-6757 | yani@iatitheater.org | Press Release

Cast:

Juan Luis Acevedo
Nicole Betancourt
Carmen Cabrera
Yaremis Félix
Juan Villarreal

Designers:

 
Warren Stiles Set Designer
Michael Birnbaum Lighting Designer
Marios Aristopoulos Sound Designer                             
Leni Méndez  Costume Designer
Edna Lee Figueroa Assistant Director
Fabián González Stage Manager
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