Red curtains with the lights of the show and the wood flooring parquet.

Red velvet curtains with the lights of the show and the wood flooring parquet.

LANESBORO — A one-man play about the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico will be presented at 7:30 p.m. July 27 in Lanesboro.

"Juracan: The Jibaro and His Three Sons" features playwright/actor Ricardo Vazquez in a bilingual show with music, mask and audience participation. Vazquez created the play in partnership with director Robert Rosen.

The show traces the history of Puerto Rico, its people and visitors to the island, from the Taino kingdoms to the vulture capitalist trying to turn Old San Juan into a utopia for bitcoin billionaires. Debris left by Hurricane Maria is included as props.

Vazquez is based in New York, but has performed at the Guthrie and Mixed Blood in the Twin Cities. He is co-founder of Other Tiger Productions, which presented "My Journey, My Music" with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.

Rosen was founding member and co-artistic director of Theatre de la Jeune Lune. He was a Playwrights' Center McKnight Theatre fellow and is on the faculty at the University of Minnesota and Macalester College.

"Juracon: The Jibaro and His Three Sons" is presented at Discovery Faith, 507 Parkway Ave. S, in Lanesboro. Tickets are $15, available in advance at Parkway Market, 201 Parkway Ave. N, in Lanesboro. 

A meet-and-greet session with Vazquez will follow the performance.

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