Inspired by his family's saga, Teo Castellanos weaves a tale of betrayal and fraternal bonds that spans three decades, three brothers, and 23 characters. If tragedy comes in threes then Third Trinity delivers with murder, drugs, violence, car chases, and explosions.
The story's backdrop seems more appropriate for a film rather than a one-man show and in fact, Castellanos started writing it as a screenplay but luckily for theatergoers, paired it down to a 28-page script for stage. With 23 characters, Third Trinity is an ambitious work and exciting culmination of a writer and performer at the height of his creativity.
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Castellanos's work definitely gets people's attention. His 2002 solo show, NE 2nd Ave, opened to rave reviews, toured internationally and nationally for 10 years, and won the Fringe First Award at the Edinborough Fringe Festival. Castellanos also has plans for touring with his new work and eventually turning it into the film he originally conceived.
Directed by Miami's theaterical genius, Tarell Alvin McCraney, Third Trinity will debut at The Light Box at the Goldman Warehouse Friday through October 18.