Asset 48.png

THAT MUST BE THE
ENTRANCE TO HEAVEN

by Franky D. Gonzalez

Directed by Kathleen Capdesuñer

A World Premiere

June 9 - July 9, 2023

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, and the universe itself. 

 

All four men walk the line between life and death in this poignant, poetic collision of combat and cosmos. 

About Franky D. Gonzalez

Franky is the recipient of the 2020 Charles Rowan Beye New Play Commission at Urbanite Theatre, co-recipient for the 2018 MetLife Nuestras Voces Latino Playwriting Award, won the 2020 Crossroads Project Diverse Voices Playwriting Initiative Award, the Short+Sweet Theatre Festival Manila Best Overall Production Prize, and was a staff writer for the fourth season of 13 Reasons Why.

 

Nationally, Franky's work has appeared with The Lark, the Sundance Institute, the Ojai Playwrights Conference, the Latinx Playwrights Circle, the Great Plains Theatre Conference, the Goodman Theatre (Live @ Five Series), The New Harmony Project, Bishop Arts Theatre Center, Repertorio Español, LAByrinth Theater Company, Ars Nova (ANT Fest 2021), Dallas Theater Center, Austin Latinx New Play Festival, Stages Repertory Theatre's Sin Muros Latinx Theatre Festival, the HBMG Foundation National Winter Playwrights Retreat, Play4Keeps Podcast, the Antaeus Playwrights Lab, The Mid-America Theatre Conference and The Midwest Dramatists Conference.

 

THAT MUST BE THE ENTRANCE TO HEAVEN Schedule:

Wednesday - 7:30pm

Thursday - 7:30pm

Friday - 8pm

Saturday - 8pm

Sunday - 2pm

 

Run time: Two hours, including one 15-minute intermission

Content Disclaimer: Contains adult language and depictions of violence.
 

Franky Gonzalez.jpg

Playwright Franky D. Gonzalez

CREATIVE TEAM

Director

Playwright
Artistic Director

Artistic Director
Production Stage Manager
Scenic Design
Technical Supervisor
Sound Design

Lighting Design

Master Carpenter
Costume Design

COVID Safety Manager

Kathleen Capdesuñer

Franky D. Gonzalez

Brendan Ragan

Summer Wallace

Tori Heikenfeld

TBA

Alex Pinchin

TBA

TBA

Eugene Alcorn

TBA

TBA

CAST

blackfontsquare.jpg

Edgar

To be announced

blackfontsquare.jpg

Armando

To be announced

blackfontsquare.jpg

Juan

To be announced

blackfontsquare.jpg

Manuel

To be announced

SUPPORT

This production is made possible in part by:
Executive Producers Bob & Camille Thinnes and Gulf Coast Community Foundation