Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Bronx: Pregones Theater & PRTT: Hagiografías May 2 and 3; ¡Gaytino! May 9

Bronx: Pregones Theater & PRTT: Hagiografías May 2 and 3; ¡Gaytino! May 9

Hagiografías (Hagiographies) is a collage of theatrical vignettes which interculturally explores notions of sainthood. In the Puerto Rico of the 1940´s, two pilgrims (peregrinos) wait for a train in a ghost station. In New York, a vampire in a barbershop turns out to be a graffitero that kills and resurrects images of saints on the streets by painting over them. Chalk drawings and live computerized transcription materialize the story of Bhasmasura, the demon in India who aspired to reach a god. In a final episode, stories of saints´ lives, the meaning of names and the sense of an always disappearing home come together in the desert.

Hagiografías moves between English and Spanish (as well as other real languages and invented ones). Amid this aural panorama, the play is intended to be experienced and understood in different ways, depending on your relationship with these tongues. 

With the collaboration of the actors-technicians: Alejandra Maldonado, Christopher Cancel Pomales and Suácer Marmolejos. Text and stage direction by Aravind Enrique Adyanthaya.

Hagiografías is a workshop production of Casa Cruz de la Luna Theatre Company as part of Pregones Theater ASAP program.

With a double base, in New York City and in an old house in the historical district of San Germán, Puerto Rico, Casa Cruz de la Luna Theatre aspires to be a laboratory for performance experimentation in language, image and quotidian technologies.

May 2, 8:00pm / Mat 3, 3:00pm
Suggested donation: $10
Directions to Pregones (575 Walton Avenue, Bronx, New York)

¡GAYTINO! Written and Performed by Dan Guerrero

Pregones/PRTT present, directly from Los Angeles, California, Dan Guerrero in his acclaimed solo performance ¡GAYTINO! one-night only on Saturday, May 9, 2015, 8PM, at Pregones Theater, 575 Walton Avenue, in the South Bronx. Tickets on sale at www.pregonesprtt.org or by phone at 718-585-1202. Buy early for best prices!

SYNOPSIS: ¡GAYTINO! is a remarkable life journey from 1950s East LA to New York’s Great White Way in the 60s and 70s and back to Hollywood! A gay Chicano moves from the back of the bus to the front of American pop culture in this autobiographical play with music.

The solo piece is driven by Dan Guerrero’s lifelong friendship with Mexican-born artist and Chicano street arts pioneer Carlos Almaraz, and by the story of his father, Eduardo “Lalo” Guerrero, the singer and activist widely recognized as The Father of Chicano Music. The show captures truly vibrant decades in Mexican-American history and the gay experience from a unique and delightfully personal perspective. Touching, provocative, hilarious, and absolutely one-of-a-kind, Dan Guerrero brings two fascinating worlds together in a riveting solo show. 90 minutes. Written and performed by Dan Guerrero. Directed by Diane Rodríguez.

BUZZ: “A disarming twist on the triumph-of-the-human-spirit theme.” 
The Washington Post.
“[Dan Guerrero is] A lovable wit. A delightful emcee of his own journey. Infectious lunacy”Los Angeles Times.
“A riveting piece of social and political history.” 
Gay & Lesbian Times.

DATE:                    SATURDAY, MAY 9, 2015 @ 8:00 PM
LOCATION:            Pregones Theater, 575 Walton Avenue, THE BRONX
TICKETS:               $24 Advance, $40 Door — Group Discounts Available
                              Online at WWW.PREGONESPRTT.ORG
                              By phone at 718-585-1202

SAVINGS: $15 for groups of 10 or more; $12 Zip Tickets for residents of select zip codes in The Bronx, East Harlem, Washington Heights, and Clinton/Hell’s Kitchen: 10451, 10452, 10454, 10455, 10474, 10029, 10031, 10032, 10033, 10034, 10035, 10040 — advance, in-person purchase with proof of residence, limit 4 per household; Members, Seniors, and Students call for special pricing; other restrictions apply.

ADDITIONAL EVENTS: ¡GAYTINO! at Pregones/PRTT is part of a weeklong Artist Residency made possible by support from the National Performance Network’s Performance Residency Program. Other events open to the public include a Meet-The-Artist conversation with Dan Guerrero scheduled on Wednesday, May 6 at 7PM, also in The Bronx. Admission is FREE and seating is limited. To RSVP and for more information, please call 718-585-1202.

Now one and the same great company, Pregones Theater and Puerto Rican Traveling Theater champions a cultural legacy of universal relevance through creation and performance of original musical theater and plays rooted in Puerto Rican/Latino cultures, and presentation of other artists who share our twin commitment to the arts and civic enrichment. With a combined 200 theater premieres, 400 guest artists, and more than 500 travel credits to date, Pregones/PRTT’s artists are known for mining connections between theater and popular culture, creating plays of dynamic visual and rhythmic character, galvanizing multiple generations of art makers and art lovers, and securing a home for Latino performing arts in The Bronx and in Manhattan. www.pregonesprtt.org

For more information contact Priscilla Aguilar: 718-585-1202, paguilar@pregones.org

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