That Must Be the Entrance to Heaven

A photo of the playwright Franky D. Gonzalez
by Franky D. Gonzalez
In person: Mon, Apr 24 & Fri, Apr 28 at 7:00 p.m. Available online: Mon, May 15 – Sun, May 21

Glory. Survival. Legacy. Citizenship. Four Latino boxers all chase a world title to achieve their personal versions of heaven. But to get there, they must battle each other, their own battered bodies, society, and the universe itself. All four men walk the line between life and death in this collision of combat and cosmos.

From Franky: “Four boxers seek the highest honor possible: not a championship, but a dream behind a black hole. I intended to write a boxing play. Instead, I wrote an interrogation of myself as a father, son, Latino, and artist. I hope, with Playwrights’ Center’s help, my play can reach greater heights.”



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