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Boxing Drama to Close Out Season for Urbanite


SARASOTA  Urbanite Theatre returns next Friday with its final production of the season, the world premiere of Franky D. Gonzalez s This Must be the Entrance to Heaven. The play explores the hardships of citizenship and survival amongst four Latino boxes, whose hope is to achieve their own personal versions of heaven.

Edgar, Juan, Armando, and Manuel are all chasing a world title and their dreams. But to get there, they must battle each other, their own battered bodies, and the universe itself. All four men walk the line between life and death in this poignant, poetic collision of combat and cosmos.

The production will star an incredible cast of Latino actors, Peter Pasco, Juan Ramirez Jr., Edgar Sachez, Rodney Nelson, and Ariel Pacheco all making their debuts at Urbanite Theatre.

""I couldn t have asked for a better team to bring this production to life, says playwright Franky D. Gonzalez. ""From commission, to first pages, to development, to its world premiere, Urbanite Theatre has served as the greatest promoter walking side by side with these four boxers as they make their journey to the arena

The play will run through July 9. Visit the Urbanite website for more information.


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