Thursday, April 7, 2022


The NJPL is proud to be participating in the 2022 New Jersey Theatre Alliance Stages Festival!

Please join us for a developmental staged reading of
Come Rain, Come Hurricane, a new play by Edwin Rivera-Arias, directed by Victor Almanzar. This play is a 2022 NJPL Residency play selection.

"I survive Hurricane Flora, Batista, the zafra, el calabozo, y el paredon. I survive anything.” So says feisty old Cubano, Don Berto Remedios, who awakes one rainy morning to discover that he's been robbed of the $9,000 he was hoping to take back with him to his homeland paradise. And the thief, a young Boricua with dreams of his own, is closer to him than he ever could have imagined.

Laced with sparkling humor and resonant emotional drama, Come Rain, Come Hurricane explores the bonds (and bounds) of friendship; working-class Latino families; and the agony of forced migration.
Who can stand tall when the storms ring down and lives are blasted to pieces?

WHEN: Saturday April 9th, @ 7pm
 The HUUB, 35 & 47 Cleveland St, Orange, NJ 07050
ADMISSION: This event is free and open to all

Please include your name and number of guests.
If access accommodations are needed, please indicate so in your email; we will do our best to accommodate.

As per the NJ Theatre Alliance’s Opening Night, Opening Right pledge, The NJ Play Lab will require all audience members attending this reading to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Please note that masks are required for all patrons regardless of vaccination status.

Headshot of Edwin Rivera-Arias.

Playwright Edwin Rivera-Arias

This event is part of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance 2022 Stages Festival, made possible by support from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; Bank of America; The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey; OceanFirst Foundation; New Jersey Historical Commission.

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