By Carmen Rivera

Directed by Cándido Tirado

After seven years, Teatro Círculo brings back La caída de Rafael Trujillo. Its author Carmen Rivera, opens a window to the complex psyche of Rafael Trujillo Molina, the controversial ruler of the Dominican Republic who ruled his country with an iron fist for more than 30 years. 

From April 14 to April 30, 2023

Performed in Spanish with overtitles in English

At Chain Theatre, 312 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor, NYC

This play portrays a series of events–internal uprisings, betrayal, international pressures, and political intrigue, as well as the personal failures that led to the downfall of Rafael Leonidas Trujillo Molina.

Delving into the last phase of Trujillo’s life, the play, based on historical facts and punctuated with Rivera’s inimitable creative narrative, tells a moving story of a man whose desire for absolute power poisoned his humanity and terrorized a nation.

12 Performance Dates:

Friday, April 14, 2023 @8:00 PM

Saturday, April 15, 2023 @3:00 PM

Saturday, April 15, 2023 @8:00 PM

Sunday, April 16, 2023 @3:00 PM

Friday, April 21, 2023 @8:00 PM

Saturday, April 22, 2023 @3:00 PM

Saturday, April 22, 2023 @8:00 PM

Sunday, April 23, 2023 @3:00 PM

Friday, April 28, 2023 @8:00 PM

Saturday, April 29, 2023 @3:00 PM

Saturday, April 29, 2023 @8:00 PM

Sunday, April 30, 2023 @3:00 PM

$35 General Admission
$30 Students & Seniors
$25 Groups of 10+

While Teatro Círculo’s East Village homebase venue is being renovated to receive a new façade to better accommodate our growing audience, all Teatro Círculo’s shows this theatre season will be presented at Chain Theatre, located at 312 West 36th Street 3rd Floor, NYC, between 8th & 9th Avenues in Manhattan.

Terms & Conditions: Teatro Círculo does not allow for exchanges or refunds once tickets are purchased. Refunds and exchanges can only be made in the event of a performance cancellation in which you will be notified immediately.

Students: Must show student ID

Safety & Health Protocol:
Even though NYC Guidelines are changing we are still requiring anyone entering Chain Theatre to wear face coverings.

José Cheo Oliveras
Erick González*
Bill Blechingberg
Fernando Contreras*
Iván Goris
Johary Ramos*
Altagracia Nova
Amneris Morales

Lightning Designer: Omayra Garriga Casiano
Set Designer and Props Master: Israel Franco Müller
Costume Designer / Stage Manager / Assistant Director: Eliana Michelle Yost

*Appears through the courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association

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