‘El Coqui Espectacular’ Brings New Kind of Super Hero to Two River Theater Jan 6-Feb 4

In Sunset Park, Brooklyn, a masked figure has been spotted: the Puerto Rican superhero, El Coquí Espectacular. In reality, it is out-of-work comic book artist Alex, who has been secretly dressing up as his favorite creation. As Alex learns that fighting crime is harder than it looks, his older brother Joe wants Alex to join him at his advertising agency, selling sugary soda to Latino consumers. Can El Coquí defeat his own self-doubt and be a hero for his neighborhood?

The New York Daily News called the play an “examination of Latin identity” and the tightrope of being “too Latin” and “not Latin enough” and reported, “The comic book play ‘El Coquí Espectacular and the Bottle of Doom’ examines these societal expectations and turns them on their head with some superhero fantasy and lots of comedy.”

Directed by Jose Zayas; Playwright: MATT BARBOT

Show Times: January 6 to February 4, 2018; Wednesday @1pm and 7pm, Thursday and Friday @8pm, Saturday @3pm and 8pm, Sunday @3pm.