Nourish Your Audiences With the Award-Winning Play
by Christin Eve Cato
(Licensing available soon through Concord Theatricals. For script requests, please see contact info)
Simmering between two Puerto Rican sisters is a family tension that finally comes to a boil. Forced to confront the reality of their father’s rapidly declining health, Renata and Caridad clash over cultural divides, unearth old wounds, and reveal long-buried secrets. As Caridad’s sancocho bubbles on the stove, will the two sisters reconcile their past resentments to face their uncertain futures – together?
"SANCOCHO, with the stew as its central metaphor, is a Meditation on Inheritance and Family."- The New York Times
“A MULTI-SENSORY EXPERIENCE. The inspirational crux lies in what the sisters do with all this [family] baggage — they have the hard conversations, face down their generational trauma and find a path forward toward healing. The stew that they prepare throughout the evening serves as a metaphor for this process, as ingredients are sliced and crushed to create a meal “healing to the soul.”
— Chicago Tribune
"RICH FAMILY FARE. Named for a type of beef stew, Sancocho highlights the significance of familia for the best or otherwise. The dialogue melds between English and Spanish sweetly as the sancocho literally simmers on the stove. The scent made me long to return to Puerto Rico to devour más mofongo y tostones."
— The Chicago Reader