By Javier Rivera DeBruin, directed by Carlos Armesto at the 14th Street Y.
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A semi-finalist for the 2019 New Dramatists Princess Grace Award,
Luciérnagas is a story about heritage, legacy, and forgiveness. When Mal’s maternal grandmother Lupe dies, she inherits a mysterious cabin in the woods. While visiting this small house for the first time, Mal encounters her estranged mother Silvia, the ghost of her grandmother, and a bioluminescent child named Xara who lives in the walls. Silvia declares ownership of the cabin, Mal struggles to break free from old patterns, and Xara demands to be seen. All the while they parse through possessions, secrets, and family dynamics, over a weekend they won’t soon forget. Luciérnagas is co-presented by The Theater at the 14th Street Y.
Tickets for Luciérnagas may be purchased via the 14th Street Y Theater website. General admission is $25. Tickets may also be purchased by calling 646-395-4310 or in person at the 14th Street Y, 344 East 14th Street, at the corner of 14th and 1st Ave). All tickets are subject to a $1.99 servicing fee.
Luciérnagas (which is Spanish for “Fireflies”), stars Teresa Yenque, Alexandra Taylor, Gary Dooley, Gabriela Garcia-Castro and Yasha Lelonek. This production is Stage Managed by Melissa Barry with Production Manager Andrew Perez, Sound Design by Germán Martínez, Costume Design by Oriana Sophia, Lighting Design by Betsy Chester, Set & Props Design by Gaya Chatterjee, and COVID-19 Safety Coordination by Jacob Ettkin.
“Javier Rivera DeBruin's work is a poetic reminder of the bonds of family, and the queerness of modern life. Luciérnagas, directed by the incomparable Carlos Armesto, represents the very best of new LGBTQ theater in New York City and the future of the American Theater, which is more inclusive, beautiful, and transformative. We are so grateful at National Queer Theater to be a part of developing this beautiful show.”
—Adam Odsess-Rubin, Founding Artistic Director of National Queer Theater.