The Play You Want is a comedy that explores the divide between exploitation and acceptance – Fed up by the theatre world’s desires to box him in, Mexican playwright Bernardo Cubria sarcastically pitches Nar-Cocos, a play about drug dealers on Día de los Muertos. Much to his surprise, the Public Theatre picks it up. With financial pressures mounting and a newborn at home, this is his chance at commercial success. But when Scott Rudin offers him a Broadway run on the condition he further exploits his identity and the headlines, he must decide just how much he’s willing to compromise in order to finally be accepted.
The Play You Want was first presented by Milagro with Teatros Unidos in INGENIO Milagro 2020 as a live virtual reading.