“The nation was losing its way. We’re taking it back. To what it’s supposed to be.”

Written by Marco Antonio Rodriguez

Directed by Jorge B. Merced


  • Friday, June 14, 2019 at 8:00pm Eastern Time

Language: English

Age: 18+

Location: IATI Theater (64 E. 4th St. NYC 10003)

Website: Facebook Event


After being taken, imprisoned and tortured for what has been deemed a “shameful” lifestyle, a man returns to his hometown to face the person who will determine his fate.  As the clock inches towards a final decision, the battle for life, truth and understanding is shaken by unexpected revelations that challenge preconceived ideas and the true meaning of unconditional love.

About the Playwright

MFA - Southern Methodist University.  Member of Dramatists Guild.  Recent: Barceló On The Rocks (HOLA award-outstanding achievement in playwriting.  O'Neill semi-finalist.) - Raíces Theater Company, Buffalo.  Ashes Of Light - Urban Theater Company, Chicago.  La Luz De Un Cigarrillo (HOLA and Soberano award-outstanding achievement in playwriting) - Teatro La Mueca, Argentina.  In The Name Of Salomé (HOLA, ACE, ATI and LATA award-outstanding achievement in playwriting) -  Spanish Repertory Theater, NY.  Recipient of a Banff International Literary Translation Centre Writing Residency in Alberta, Canada and CUNY Dominican Studies Fellowship. Was recently given the "Rising Star Award" by the New York Dominican Parade.


José María Águila
Monica Steuer
Carlos Valencia


This Reading is free of charge–your kind donation is accepted.  The first glass of that red elixir of life–wine–is on us.  All proceeds ensure that we continue to support the genesis of theater: the playwright!

Seating is limited.