New comedy by Hoboken native to debut in March at Mile Square Theatre


March may feel like it’s a bit away, but it will be here before you know it and with it comes Mile Square Theatre’s new comedy, Quarter Rico, which is set to open on March 1 in Hoboken.

The show, which was incubated through the Pregones/PRTT Step Up Artist Residency program, was written by Hoboken native Gabriel Hernandez and follows the tribulations of parenting, mixed heritage, and the struggles a child faces with their Latinx identity. Hip hop elements will also be included in the performance.

The play tells the story Danny, a 30-something who is visiting a local kids’ playground with his own baby, where he begins to engage in banter and philosophizing while sitting on a park bench with another parent. The conversation also features the wild asides with Danny’s superlative and musical alter egos, MC Platano and DJ Quenepa.

The show is recommended for ages 13 and up. General admission is $30 to $45 and students 18 and under with a student ID get in for $24 to $36. Tickets can be found online at

There will also be two pay-what-you-will performances of the show on Wednesday, March 1, at 8 p.m. and Thursday, March 2, at 8 p.m. as a part of the New Jersey Theater Alliance’s Stages Festival. Price options will range from $1 to $45.

The Mile Square Theatre is located at 1400 Clinton St., Hoboken.

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