Celebrating Teatro Círculo’s 30th Anniversary





A Puerto Rican drama about colonialism
and a trampled national identity.

From March 15 to March 31, 2024

Duration: 1 hour, 20 minutes
No intermission
Performed in Spanish and English with Overtitles in English

At Teatro Círculo, 64 East 4th Street, NYC

Teatro Círculo celebrating its 30th Anniversary presents the world premiere of Lío by Puerto Rican playwright Ian Robles, under the direction of Puerto Rican director Mario Colón.

It’s July of 1898, the United States troops have stormed the Southern coast of Puerto Rico and Lío, a young Puerto Rican fisherman, helps a US marine that was left behind by his troop. As they both struggle to communicate, time bends and Lío suddenly finds himself trapped inside a cyclical nightmare of colonial exploitation.

Jorge Sánchez Díaz*
Bryan J. Cortés*
Karina Curet

*Appears through the courtesy of Actor’s Equity Association.

Assistant Director & Stage Manager:
Ana Gabriel
Lighting Designer:
Omayra Garriga Casiano
Set Designer:
Israel Franco Müller
Costume Designer:
Eliana Michelle Yost
Cuatro Music Composer & Musician:
Luis Sanz
Projections Designer:
Milton M. Cordero

Ian Robles is a member of the 2023-24 cohort of The Tow Foundation Playwright Residency Program.

The Tow Foundation promotes expanded access to opportunities that improve people’s lives and strengthen society. Grounded in its decades of work in Connecticut and New York, the Foundation supports nonprofit organizations and visionary leaders to find and enact innovative solutions to persistent inequality. It works to ensure people can become full participants in their communities, achieve transformative and lasting progress, and develop approaches that allow everyone to reach their full potential. 

12 Performance Dates:

Friday, March 15th, 2024 at 8:00 PM

Saturday, March 16th, 2024 at 3:00 PM

Saturday, March 16th, 2024 at 8:00 PM

Sunday, March 17th, 2024 at 3:00 PM


Friday, March 22nd, 2024 at 8:00 PM
***See below

Saturday, March 23rd, 2024 at 3:00 PM

Saturday, March 23rd, 2024 at 8:00 PM

Sunday, March 24th, 2024 at 3:00 PM


Friday, March 29th, 2024 at 8:00 PM

Saturday, March 30th, 2024 at 3:00 PM

Saturday, March 30th, 2024 at 8:00 PM

Sunday, March 31st, 2024 at 3:00 PM

*** March 22, 2024: This show has only wheelchair and/or specifically held seats available. Please call the box office manager at (718) 878-0319 if you have any questions. The wheelchair positions should not be selected by patrons who are not using wheelchairs.***

Watch the conversation with Ian Robles, Playwright of Lío.

$40 General Admission
$35 Students & Seniors
$30 Groups of 10+

Teatro Círculo’s is back to its East Village home venue after the renovation of a new façade to better accommodate our growing audience, located at 64 East 4th Street, between Bowery and Second Avenue in Manhattan.

Trains: 6 to Astor Place, R or W to 8th Street-NYU, F to 2 Avenue

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 recommend you wear face coverings.

This 30th Anniversary season is made possible, in part, through funds from The Tow Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, Howard Gilman Foundation, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Coalition of Theaters of Color, an Initiative of the City Council, The Shubert Foundation,
Lucille Lortel Foundation, The National Latinx Theater Initiative, Lily Auchincloss Foundation, the Cory & Bob Donnalley Charitable Foundation,
and Jeffrey & Paula Gural.