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 (Thursday Talkback Series)
Friday - 8pm
Saturday - 8pm
Sunday - 2pm
Run time: Two hours, including one 15-minute intermission
Content Disclaimer: Contains adult language and depictions of violence.
Playwright Franky D. Gonzalez
Producing Artistic Director
Production Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager
COVID Safety Manager
Franky D. Gonzalez
Juan Ramirez Jr.
Edgar Miguel Sanchez