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GROWING UP GONZALES
June 24, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm$4545
An Off Broadway play. A bittersweet comedy of two brothers growing up in the Bronx, whose coming of age is marked by the untimely death of their father. One actor plays both parts. The play is filled with the hearty characters, flavors and textures of The Bronx in the 70’s and displays a very witty understanding of life.
Johnny and Cisco are two brothers six years apart in age and miles apart in sensibility. Johnny, the rough and rugged older brother who spent most of his life trying to toughen Cisco up finds himself drowning in a pool of guilt, emotionally claiming responsibility for Cisco’s death. Cisco, the needy, innocent free spirit with a flair for the outrageous, shares his unusual wit and wisdom with Johnny about days past through a set of diaries he leaves behind. The result is a warm, affectionate and hilarious love letter from one brother to another.