Divine Horsemen

Iffy (David Zayas), Benny (Robert Lee Leng) and Willie (Paul Calderon) attempt to subdue Raffi (David Deblinger) in Primitive Grace’s World Premiere of Calderon’s Divine Horsemen, open through January 27th at Access Theater, 380 Broadway. Original photo by David Zayas Jr.

By Andrew Andrews

“What a drag it is getting old.”
Rolling Stones

Iffy and Willie “used to be somebody ’round here” in Spanish Harlem; they “commanded respect.” Now, in middle age, they make ends meet by commanding ransom money—or at least, they try to—dognapping pedigrees and waiting for reward posters to appear on telephone poles in the neighborhood. And Willie (Paul Calderon), he shakes down deadbeats as the first string offense for a never-seen loan shark named Chucho, while Iffy (David Zayas), he just kinda shakes down children for their lunch money, by operating the neighborhood candy store.

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Andrew Andrews attended Divine Horsemen at Access Theater in New York on Thursday, January 11, 2018 @ 8:00pm to write this review.

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