Repertorio Espanol Announces the World Premiere of Vincent Toro's "21," Winning Play of the 2011 'MetLife Nuestras Voces' National Latino Playwriting Competition

"21," directed by Jose Zayas, will be presented in English and Spanish with captions in both languages. Previews begin on Thursday, May 16, 2013 and the World Premiere will take place on Monday, May 20, 2013

May 08, 2013, 06:18 ET from Repertorio Espanol

NEW YORK, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- "21" is a comedy about modern family dynamics. A rambunctious Puerto Rican family takes their socially-conscious 21-year-old college graduate to a casino in upstate New York for a celebration. His eccentric parents are hoping this trip will help unify the whole family, unaware that their son is about to drop a bombshell on them. The cast includes Dalia Davi, Abdel Gonzalez, Sandor Juan and Frank Rodríguez.

Tickets for "21" start at $27 and may be reserved online at or by phone, 1-212-225-9999.

"21" is sponsored by MetLife Foundation

Now on its 14th edition, 'MetLife Nuestras Voces' has brought awareness to dozens of Latino plays and playwrights throughout the nation. The competition is responsible for the production of 13 plays at Repertorio Espanol. In addition, many of the competition's finalists have gone on to receive readings, workshops and full productions at theaters such as Second Stage and Rattlestick in New York, Teatro Vista in Chicago and Signature Theatre in Virginia. Playwrights have subsequently received fellowships and residencies at companies such as The Public Theatre in New York and Goodman Theatre in Chicago, respectively. Playwrights that have participated in the competition have won ACE and HOLA Awards (Lina Gallegos, Carlos Lacamara, and Jorge Gonzalez) and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama (Quiara Alegria Hudes). The competition has distributed $100,000 in cash awards to Latino playwrights.

Repertorio Espanol was founded in 1968 to introduce the best of Latin American, Spanish and Hispanic-American theatre in distinctive, quality productions, and to bring theatre to a broad audience in New York City and across the country, including seniors, students and Hispanics of all national backgrounds.


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