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


  • 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


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 | | Press Release


Juan Luis Acevedo
Nicole Betancourt
Carmen Cabrera
Yaremis Félix
Juan Villarreal


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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