Toward the end of the second act of Matthew Lopez’s family-drama-with-dance, “Somewhere” — receiving a regional premiere at TheatreWorks — things suddenly get very real.
Alejandro (Michael Rosen), hardworking eldest son and head of his close-knit Puerto Rican family by default (Pops is an absentee father), has a meltdown and confesses long-held secrets. Soon after, things draw to a bittersweet finale.
If only the entire play were that emotionally engaging. But it’s not. Read More
In “Somewhere,” making its regional premiere at TheatreWorks, some talented Puerto Rican children want to try out for “West Side Story,” but they’re hampered, because they are losing their family’s home.
In 1959 — when ground broke to begin building New York’s Lincoln Center — 7,000 families, many Puerto Rican, were displaced. The little-known issue provides the crux of the plot of the dance-filled play by Matthew Lopez, which begins previews Wednesday in Mountain View. Read More