Romance

In the Heights: Owning our Dignity and Affirming the Natural Dancer in Everyone

A thought struck me as I was smiling and tapping my foot through Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights. Who is the antagonist here? You know, the villain? The big bad? I was too invested in the charming characters, the colorful sets, and the emotionally expressive musical numbers to consider the question. Perhaps it is gentrification …