Raúl Castillo

Playing the Part of a Survivor: Raúl Castillo

Posted by: Andrew Knight at 04/27/2012 03:14 PM
Playing the Part of a Survivor: Raúl Castillo

Cándido Tirado’s new play Fish Men, now playing in the Owen, is a fast-paced firecracker of a play that takes place on a sweltering afternoon in Washington Square Park, where a quick-witted group of chess hustlers play spirited matches hoping to make a profit off of unsuspecting “fish.” It’s a funny, sharp, exciting piece of theater, but it’s also a play that’s unafraid to tackle a dark and complex subject matter, as it’s quickly revealed that its central character, Rey Reyes, is a survivor of the Guatemalan civil war.

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