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July 19 - August 13, 2023

La Gringa

Identity isn’t based on definitions, it’s an essence in your heart.

By Carmen Rivera
“La Gringa (English)” is presented by agreement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French INC

Winner of the 1996 Obie Award


Wednesdays and Thursdays @ 7pm
Friday & Saturday Evenings @ 8pm
Saturday and Sun Matinees at 2pm


Pay What You Can Previews: July 19-20 Pay what you can at the door or $20 in advance
Wednesday and Thursday Evenings & Saturday Matinees, $47
Opening Night, $75
Single Tickets, $45

Gala Under The Stars

"90 minutes of laughter [...] Carmen Rivera has captured the spirit of the Puerto Rican experience." - The New York Times

Winner of the 1996 Obie Award La Gringa is about a young woman’s search for her identity. When Mari­a Elena Garcia goes to visit her family in Puerto Rico for the first time she arrives with plans to connect with her homeland. Once home though, she realizes that Puerto Rico does not welcome her with open arms. If she is seen as a Puerto Rican in the United States and an American in Puerto Rico, Maria concludes that she is nobody everywhere.

Meet The Team

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The Band

Meet The Cast

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* Appearing through an Agreement between this theatre, and Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

Actors’ Equity Association (“Equity”), founded in 1913, is the U.S. labor union that represents more than 51,000 actors and stage managers, Equity fosters the art of live theatre as an essential component of society and advances the careers of its members by negotiating wages, improving working conditions and providing a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans. Actors’ Equity is a member of the AFL-CIO and is affiliated with FIA, an International organization of performing arts unions.

What happens if it rains?

A little rain certainly won’t stop us, but should weather conditions look serious enough to cancel or abruptly discontinue a performance, ticket-holders will be able to exchange their tickets for another performance. If a call to cancel a performance is made prior to the show starting we will make the announcement on our facebook page.  If you have any questions you can call the Box Office at 727.823.7529 or email

Will there be food & drink available for purchase?

This year American Stage will not be providing full picnic spreads at Park. There will be light snacks available to purchase. *No alcohol is allowed to be brought into the park, by City Ordinance.

Where can I park?

Demens Landing Park is located on the waterfront right in the heart of Downtown St. Pete. Below are the two closest parking options: Southcore Garage 101 1st Avenue South St Petersburg, FL 33701 $1.00 per hour (max $7.00) Al Lang parking Lot # 1 230 1st Street South St Petersburg, FL 33701 $5.00 per day until 3:00am. For more downtown St. Pete parking visit DiscoverDowntown.

What kind of chairs are allowed in the General and Premium Blanket Seating Area?

Only chairs without legs are allowed in the blanket seating areas. Here is an example of a ‘Stadium Seat’ which is acceptable for the seating section:

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July 9, 2023 at 1pm

Take a peek behind the curtain before the opening of each production with a presentation by American Stage staff. They provide insight into the history and central themes of the play, as well as a discussion with members of the creative team who provide an insider’s perspective on their process.

Free for the public, click here to save a seat.


July 23, 27, Aug 3, 10 (Directly following select performances)

After experiencing the performance, join American Stage, for a conversation exploring and reflecting on the themes, connections, and ideas that ignite us. Guest panelists include relevant voices from the St. Petersburg/Tampa Bay community and beyond.

Free for performance ticket holders.

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