Friday, May 5, 2017

EL BOLERO WAS MY DOWNFALL – A Classic Reimagined June 1-30

Pregones/Puerto Rican Traveling Theater proudly announces a new version of one of its most popular and enduring plays: EL BOLERO FUE MI RUINA. Based on the story “Loca la de la locura,” by Puerto Rican author Manuel Ramos Otero, it is the unfor-gettable story of a nightclub entertainer and self-fashioned femme fatale, and of the terrible turn that landed her in prison. The new production —running in strictly limited engagement June 1st through June 30th— features a new English translation, an expanded cast, new and unplugged torch songs, boleros, and guarachas, and new audiovisual elements. Text in English. Songs in Spanish. Dual-language supertitles. Don’t miss it! Performances at Pregones Theater, 575 Walton Avenue, in The Bronx. Tickets at or by phone at 718-585-1202.

EL BOLERO WAS MY DOWNFALL is a tribute to a great queer Puerto Rican writer, drenched in sequin, song, and the irreverence of survival. It provides a platform for all audiences to revisit or discover the world of Manuel Ramos Otero, and to experience the rich cultural expanse of jukebox (vellonera) and bolero! Since its Spanish language premiere in 1997, EL BOLERO has had more than 100 performances in 5 different countries and triggered dozens of critical dialogues around the subjects of colonialism, migration, queer identities, and becoming political.

DATES:                       JUNE 1-30, 2017

LOCATION:                Pregones Theater, 575 Walton Avenue, The Bronx

TICKETS:                   Starting at $15 — Limited Inventory, Buy Early
                                    Online at WWW.PREGONESPRTT.ORG
                                    By phone at 718-585-1202

DISCOUNTS:             Call for Senior Tickets, Group Sales (10 or more), or Zip Tickets (10451, 10452, 10454, 10455, 10474, 10019, 10029, 10031, 10032, 10033, 10034, 10035, 10036, 10040 with I.D.). Restrictions Apply.

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