Sun, Jul 17|
In The Heights
The story explores three days in the characters' lives in the New York City Latino neighborhood of Washington Heights.
Time & Location
Jul 17, 2022, 2:00 PM – Jul 18, 2022, 2:00 PM
The Lensic, 211 W San Francisco St, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA
about this event
In Washington Heights, N.Y., the scent of warm coffee hangs in the air just outside of the 181st St. subway stop, where a kaleidoscope of dreams rallies a vibrant and tight-knit community. At the intersection of it all is a likable and magnetic bodega owner who hopes, imagines and sings about a better life.
In the hispanic community of Manhattan’s Washington Heights, bodega owner Usnavi is dating Vanessa, who works in a beauty salon. He dreams of opening a bar in his home country, the Dominican Republic. Nina loves Benny, a shy young man who has worked for Nina’s parents for years, but her father opposes their union because he wants Nina to finish her education at Stanford University. She doesn’t want her father to bankrupt himself paying for the expensive school, but her father is prepared to sell his car-service business. “Abuela” Claudia, who raised Usnavi after the death of his parents, wins $96,000 in a numbers game.
The score features hip-hop, salsa, merengue and soul music.