Dascha And Selenis Are Trading In Their Brown Jumpsuits To Play Puerto Rican Vecinas And It’s Not For The Small Screen

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Dascha Polanco and Selenis Leyva play jail mates on “Orange is the New Black”, but from January 11th to February 12th, they will be playing neighbors as part of the Atlantic Theater’s off-Broadway world premiere of “Tell Hector I Miss Him”, a play by Paola Lázaro.


The play is described like this:

You’re in Puerto Rico. Old San Juan. You’re a tourist, you walk down the stairs of this beautiful old fort built by the Spaniards. When you reach the bottom, you realize you’re in a hole. Welcome to the basement that lies under the tourism and behind the fort walls. You spend some days there, you don’t want to leave. Oh no, you’re addicted. “Tell Hector I Miss Him” unmasks a community built on the law of respect that keeps getting washed away but refuses to drown.

Aaah, Puerto Rico. ?


Polanco was cast as the character Malena and Leyva was cast as her neighbor, Samira. These lovely ladies are part of the 12-person cast that rounds out the show.

It’s all going down in New York City with previews starting on January 11th and opening night set for January 23rd.


Find out more about Tell Hector I Miss Him here.

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