PATCHOGUE - The deadly hate crime that shocked Long Island and the rest of the country was played out on stage tonight in Patchogue.
The controversial show "What Killed Marcelo Lucero" was performed for one night only at St. Joseph's College in Patchogue, the same village where the Ecuadorian immigrant was fatally stabbed by high school students two and a half years ago.
Playwright Margarita Espada says she wants to raise questions about immigration and violence.The victim's brother, Joselo Lucero, says he hopes the play will serve as an educational tool to prevent hate crimes. Patchogue Mayor Paul Pontieri was against the play coming to St. Joseph's College, saying it was similar to scratching at the scab of an old and painful wound. Memorial held for Ecuadorian immigrant slain 2 years agoFinal teen sentenced to 5 years in hate crime stabbingTeen gets 8 years in deadly Patchogue hate crime