The Sin Eater Logo

Written by Michael Bettencourt | Directed by Elfin Frederick Vogel

Presented April 16-20, 2014, at the Kabayitos Theatre in the
Clemente Soto Vélez Center, 107 Suffolk Street, New York City

Just me and the light

"Just me and the light - we partnered." (Heidi S. Lange, left; Glenys Javier)

You, my Americanita, have been dancing with a murderer.

"You, my Americanita, have been dancing with a murderer."

You are going to help me eat this sin.

"You are going to help me eat this sin."

Prayer of the Prison Guard

"Prayer of the Prison Guard" (Amber A. Harris)

Arise ye unwashed of the earth

"Arise ye unwashed of the earth and eat breakfast!" (Amber A. Harris)

About The Play

In The Sin Eater, Margaret Pasqualini, accused of child abuse for taking nude photos of her son, Alex, for a photography project, decides to take 30 days in jail for resisting arrest rather than admit any guilt. There she meets Vera Cortez, serving a sentence of 25 years for aiding in the murder of her daughter Tamara.

Promotional Video

Thoughts on the play and their roles by the actors and imagery from the playwright.


Heidi S. Lange as Margaret Pasqualini - bio and video
Glenys Javier as Vera Cortez - bio and video
Amber A. Harris as The Guard - bio and video


• Melissa E. Carroll, Stage Manager
• Tyler M. Perry, Set & Lighting Design
• Jeromy Hunt, Sound Design
• Amber A. Harris, Costume Design


"I've been spending a lot of time down on the Lower East Side. I like my theatre gritty and dark. That's what I got when I saw The Sin Eater. I've discussed deep thoughts in past blogs. So here are some thoughts on last night's powerful performance.

"Redemption is a tough pill to swallow especially of you're stuck within the four walls of a prison. Prison is a state of captivity and confinement. It isn't just a physical place but mental one as well. The Sin Eater is about sin, confession and redemption. What makes one highly reprehensible act better or worse than the other? Who is the judge? Who is to judge? The three storytellers captivate the audience for an intense 100 minute in the intimate Kabayitos Theatre."

Malini Singh McDonald (April 17, 2014)
Theater Beyond Broadway


On our Flickr page, you'll find more photos from the performance.

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