Hunker Up, by Robert F. Benjamin

a sequel to Hunker Down

Septeber 24-26, 2021 LIVE ON ZOOM

Having bonded during the shut-down, Bari and Kevin now cope with emerging from the pandemic. As restrictions ease, in May 2021, Bari eagerly resumes in-person contact with family and friends but her COVID-beau, Kevin, feels abandoned. In this upbeat tale, will Bari's "New Normal" undermine their remarkable romance?

Hunker Down was presented by Teatro Paraguas several times in 2020 as an ongoing series as the character’s relationship evolved through time. Duchess Dale and Don Converse starred as Bari and Kevin, and take on the roles again for Hunker Up.

Duchess Dale directs.

The play will be presented on Zoom Friday 9/24 and Saturday 9/25 at 7:00 p.m., and Sunday 9/26 at 4:00 p.m. The presentation is free, and will be followed by a talk-back. The viewing is free, and donations to Teatro Paraguas are much appreciated. The links to register via Zoom are available here (Choose the performance date you prefer)




Teatro Paraguas is pleased to present 26 Miles, a play by Quiara Alegria Hides about an estranged Latina mother and her White Jewish teenage daughter who find themselves on a spontaneous road trip to discover one another — and see the buffalo in Yellowstone.

Valli Marie Rivera directs this tender, hilarious and spirited play by Quiara Alegria Hudes, who admits that the play is fairly autobiographical, reflecting her own Puerto Rican-Jewish background. Hudes won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play Water by The Spoonful (2012). She was also a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2009 for the book of In The Heights, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 2007 musical which is now a seminal movie (Hudes wrote the screenplay as well).

Teatro Paraguas has produced 4 of Hudes’ plays, including Yemaya’s Belly, Daphne’s Dive, and two of the three plays in the Elliot Trilogy: Water by the Spoonful and Elliot: A Soldier’s Fugue.

Performances of 26 Miles begin Friday October 15, with shows on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $25 general admission, and $12 for students and limited income. Reservations may be made by calling 505-424-1601, or purchased online through

This project is made possible in part by New Mexico Arts and the NM Department of Culture, and the Santa Fe Community Foundation.


Irish, Folk and World Music * Aodh Og O’Tuama and Christy Martin
$10-15 general admission / $7 students and seniors
reservations: 505-424-1601

A Staged Reading of Robert F. Benjamin's play about a crypto-Jewish family in northern New Mexico. With Jeni Nelson, Jonathan Harrell, Daric Gutierrez,
and Argos MacCallum $5-10 suggested donation
reservations: 505-424-1601

The International Centre for Women Playwrights 50/50 Applause Award
for playwright gender equity 2015-2020

Teatro Paraguas thanks the following for their fabulous support!

The Santa Fe Community Foundation
New Mexico Arts, a division of the the Department of Cultural Affairs
The National Endowment for the Arts
The Santa Fe Arts Commission
The Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry

And our fabulous individual Donors and Supporters!