Hoboken serves as both the setting and the inspiration for Quarter Rican, a fast-talking new hip hop musical by performer & playwright Gabriel Diego Hernandez. The play explores identity, parenthood, and gentrification in the ever-changing city and premiered in March at Hoboken’s own Mile Square Theatre.

Produced by Peter Shea for State of the Arts. Special thanks to the staff of the Mile Square Theatre and Sarah Jannarone. Photographs courtesy of Gabriel Diego Hernandez and family.