SYNOPSIS: A Nuyorican singer and performer uncovers secrets of her maternal family’s history and twin Spanish-Caribbean/Scots-Irish roots. Her dilemma stirs up the ghosts of six generations of American women, and a musical current spanning four continents.
BETSY! is alive with the fire of Jazz, Bluegrass, and Latin music compositions
delivered by three powerful vocalists:
poet/performer Caridad De La Luz “La Bruja”
Broadway veteran Elise Santora
and big voiced Pat D. Robinson
The production includes a mighty five-piece Appalachian-Puerto Rican band:
Antonio Guzmán on cuatro & guitar
Desmar Guevara on piano
Sylvia Ryerson on banjo & fiddle
William Rodríguez on drums
and Jonny Morrow on bass
Directed by Dudley Cocke and Rosalba Rolón.
Book by Dudley Cocke and Ron Short with Rosalba Rolón and Beegie Adair.
Music by Ron Short, Beegie Adair, and Desmar Guevara.
Presented in collaboration with Roadside Theater.
APRIL 9 – 26, 2015
Performed in English and Spanish with supertitles
Performances in MANHATTAN
Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre
304 West, 47th Street
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