Arts Partner: Pregones Theater + Puerto Rican Traveling Theater
New York Times Critic’s Pick! — “The uniformly great ensemble players seem to be having the time of their lives onstage, an infectious feeling they transmit to audience members, who appear ready to leave their seats and join the party.” Click Here to Read the Review: ‘¡Guaracha!,’ Jubilantly Reclaiming Its Roots
Adapted from the internationally acclaimed novel La guaracha del Macho Camacho by Luis Rafael Sánchez, ¡GUARACHA! is a new musical satire from Pregones/PRTT’s Latinx ensemble. The backdrop is an epic afternoon traffic-jam in mid-1970s San Juan, Puerto Rico. The sun is blazing hot and hit song “La vida es una cosa fenomenal” (Life Is A Phenomenal Thing) blares out of every car radio. A cast of wild, mostly lovable, and decidedly over the top characters —The Deejay, The Senator, The Socialite Wife, The Son, The Mistress, and Doña Chon, the nosy neighbor— poke fun at a situation most messy, most sticky, and most certainly out of control!
Performed in Spanish and English with supertitles.
Premiered in loving memory of Miriam Colón.
Visit https://pregonesprtt.org/guaracha-musical-2019/ for more info!
- December 6, 2019