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About Growing Up Gonzales - Off Broadway

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A comedy with drama and a big heart! The play is a bittersweet comedy of two brothers growing up in the Puerto Rican section of the Bronx, whose coming of age is marked by the untimely death of their father. One actor plays both parts. Growing Up Gonzales is filled with the hearty characters, flavors and textures of The Bronx in the 70's and displays a very witty understanding of life.

Cisco and Johnny are a few years apart. Johnny was a "bad boy" and Cisco was a "good boy," but he had a weak heart. Cisco's life is seen through Johnny's eyes in the play, which enacts their life and escapades together. It also recounts their differing relationships with their parents and grandparents, Cisco's exile to Puerto Rico, family cooking, their relationships with neighbors, the women they dated and their differing approaches to manhood.


The Jan Hus Playhouse

351 East 74th St, New York, NY 10021