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Named for the crispy rice at the bottom of the pot that must be sacrificed to produce the rest of the rice, Pegao centers on a high-stakes domino game in Vieques in the late 70s. Doña Lina (grandmother) trying to pass on the skill of dominos to a younger generation while her granddaughter Negri finds her power in strategizing in the game of life. Woven into the narrative are themes of migration to American cities like Hartford, U.S. military presence in Vieques, colorism, the forced sterilization of Puerto Rican women, resiliency and joy. This play is written in Spanish and Spanglish.