Saturday November 19, 2022 - 4 PM Pacific / 7 PM Eastern
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Winner of the 4rd annual Risk Theatre Modern Tragedy Competition
Produced by Edwin Wong in Association with Risk Theatre
That Must be the Entrance to Heaven
By Franky D. Gonzalez
That Must Be the Entrance to Heaven explores the lives and struggles of four Latino boxers fighting to fulfill their dreams in the United States. Wagering their lives for their dreams, these boxers fight with everything their bodies and spirits will allow against destiny, society, and the all-consuming power of a black hole in an effort to win the world title and overcome the roles life had assigned them.
About the Playwright
Franky D. Gonzalez is a Latino playwright based in Dallas. Appearances include The Lark, the Sundance Institute, Ojai Playwrights Conference, NNPN, Latinx Playwrights Circle, Great Plains Theatre Conference, Goodman Theatre, Launch Pad at UC Santa Barbara, The New Harmony Project, Repertorio Español, LAByrinth Theater Company, Ars Nova, Dallas Theater Center, William Inge Theatre Festival, Teatro Vivo, Stages Repertory Theatre, Latino Theatre Company, Latinx Theatre Commons, Seven Devils New Play Foundry, the HBMG Foundation, Tofte Lake Center, Ignition Arts, Clamour Theatre Company, Road Theatre Company, and Ammunition Theater Company. A 4 Seasons Resident Playwright, Core Writer with the Playwrights Center, and the Bishop Arts Theatre Center Playwright-in-Residence, Franky has also been the recipient of the Charles Rowan Beye New Play Commission, an MTC/Sloan Commission, co-recipient of the MetLife Nuestras Voces Latino Playwriting Award, won the Crossroads Project Diverse Voices Playwriting Initiative Award, and the Judith Royer Award for Excellence in Playwriting.
EDGAR Peter Pasco
JUAN Juan Villa
ARMANDO/MANUEL'S COACH Teddy Alexis Rodriguez-Velez
MANUEL/ARMANDO'S COACH Jozer Guerrero
INTERVIEWER/ANNOUNCER/REFEREE/ARMANDO'S FATHER/PROMOTER Diego Lanao
STAGE DIRECTIONS Sarah Klipper