A reimagining of the infamous Cerro Maravilla murders as told through the eyes of the cop who organized the killings of independence activists, and the mother of one of the victims, Puerto Rican Nocturne investigates the nature of power, the limits of ideology, and the search for autonomy and peace in a colonized society. Jon Marcantoni’s play is being presented in a bilingual edition meant to be consumed by readers and produced by theater companies worldwide.
Watch the Full Play as presented at the 6th Annual WordFest in Denver below:
Buy the play in a special bilingual edition here.
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Below is a video inspired by Puerto Rican Nocturne. UCLA student and actress Vanessa Diego’s interpretation of Adria climactic speech from Act 2, Scene 4.