Hunker Down (encore)

please note:  Performance dates for Hunker Down have been changed to January 22-24, 2021.
We apologize for  any inconvenience.


Production Sponsor:  El Castillo Retirement Residences, 250 E Alameda, Santa Fe
Living Life Your Way in the Heart of Santa Fe

Teatro Paraguas will present a LIVE enhanced encore Zoom performance of Hunker Down, an upbeat and whimsical tale of single seniors coping with the COVID-19 Crisis, by Los Alamos playwright Robert F. Benjamin. 

Hunker Down by Robert F. Benjamin is a timely, heartwarming romantic comedy about older, single adults grappling with isolation during COVID times. During the spring 2020 shutdown, out of desperation, a lonely widow (Bari, played by Duchess Dale) pleads to visit with  her curmudgeonly neighbor (Kevin, played by Don Converse). He refuses to meet in-person but offers a video call.  Both are surprised by his response to her persistent appeals, as she oversteps her intention. Inspired by his quirky 'peace-within-solitude' to ward off loneliness, she plans her own solitary spiritual quest, contrary to his advice. Before she embarks on her quest, he makes an extraordinary proposal that confuses her but plants the seed for romance. She stumbles, he playfully challenges her core values, then they confront the destiny of their friendship during the pandemic.

Please note that "Earlier performances of Scenes 1 and 2 were sponsored by AARP-New Mexico.  The January production is the premiere of the full-length (3 scenes) play having a run-time of one hour.".

 A talk-back session with Robert F. Benjamin and the actors follows immediately after the play.

WHAT: Live Zoom Performance of Hunker Down, a play by Robert F. Benjamin

WHEN: Friday, January 8, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.

             Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.

              Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.


Tickets: Free, Suggested Donation $10