Puerto Rico really is the gift that keeps on giving.
That being said, I have a very important question for you. What type of human are you – the person who mutes the group chat, or the one who checks it 20 times a day? I’d like to think I’m somewhere in the middle, and am delighted that my inability to create boundaries led me to the delightful and truly unpredictable news that there is a play titled “Mi Hija Ama a Bad Bunny.”
The show is written and directed by Agustín Rosario, and his 16-year-old daughter takes center stage. As the name implies, the show is about a father who is all but pleased to learn about his teenage daughter’s fascination with Bad Bunny – an eerily similar premise to this real-life story that happened a few months ago.
According to El Nuevo Dia, that then spirals into a general disliking and battle against music, technology, and other recent trends he considers inept for his innocent offspring. The reason for his frustration? “A generational gap and resentment due to his divorce [read: he’s old and solo].” You truly can’t make this stuff up, but I am infinitely glad someone did.
Bad Bunny himself has yet to comment on the show he inspired, but records show he’d find this comical. Last year, after bringing a child on stage to sing along with him, he wrote “A good parent isn’t the one who prohibits his children from listening to the music of today. A good parent is he who, without regard to what music his kid listens to, educates them so they grow up to be a good person.”
The apparent limited run of “Mi Hija Ama a Bad Bunny” will be from September 27-29 at el Teatro Arrivi en Santurce, and tickets range from 25 to 31 dollars in price. This is not an ad, but if you are in the area (or anywhere on the island really), I ask that you go see this in my place as that is my birthday weekend and I for some reason still live in North America. I fully expect you to report back.