Pregones Theater & Puerto Rican Traveling Theater kick off their Bronx-Manhattan Theater Express with a new run of the classic Nuyorican play EL APAGON/THE BLACKOUT, adapted from the story “La noche que volvimos a ser gente” (The Night We Became People Again) by famed Puerto Rican writer José Luis González. Hailed by critics as “the quintessential Boricua play”.
The show is newly produced for the PRTT stage with original cast member Jorge Merced, New York native Flaco Navaja, and a live music band! Directed by Rosalba Rolón with musical director Desmar Guevara.
SYNOPSIS: While riding the NYC subway uptown towards El Barrio, eager to witness the birth of his firstborn, a factory worker and his best friend are caught by the Great Northeastern Blackout of 1965. The play captures the innocence, good humor, and courage of its two protagonists, setting their adventure to the rhythms of classic Latin love songs of the 1950s and 60s. An extraordinary evening of live theater and music! Performed in English and Spanish with dual language supertitles. 65 minutes.
Limited Engagement: 12 Shows Only! October 1-12, 2014
Nights – Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays @ 8:00 PM
Matinees – Wednesdays at 1:30PM, Saturdays and Sundays @ 3:00 PM
Performed in English & Spanish with titles. Live music!
Performances will take place at
Puerto Rican Traveling Theater
304 West, 47th Street,
(47th Street, between 8th & 9th Avenues)
Manhattan, NYC, 10036