Two women sit at a table

'Espejos: Clean,' Kate Abbruzzese and Emma Ramos play estranged sisters reunited by a wedding.

HARTFORD, Conn. — Sarah, one of the two compelling characters in Christine Quintana’s intriguing bilingual drama “Espejos: Clean,” is a train wreck waiting to happen.

The play, which is being given a vibrant, highly theatrical, if at times overwhelming, production at Hartford Stage, is set in a resort in Cancun; the kind of posh retreat for tourists of means who want to go to Mexico “without ever really going to Mexico,” Sarah says at one point.


Jeffrey Borak is The Eagle's theater critic.