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November 15-December 15, 2019

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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 setting 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 DJ, The Senator, The Wife, The Son, The Mistress, and Doña Chon, The Nosy Neighbor— poke fun at a social and political situation most messy, most sticky, and most certainly out of control!

Off-Broadway World Premiere at Puerto Rican Traveling Theater in Manhattan’s Theater District. November 15–December 15, 2019

Book and Lyrics by Rosalba Rolón
Based on the novel by Luis Rafael Sánchez
Music and Arrangements by Desmar Guevara
Directed by Rosalba Rolón

Performed in Spanish and English with supertitles.
Premiered in loving memory of Miriam Colón.

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Praise for Luis Rafael Sánchez’s novel, La guaracha del Macho Camacho:

“Somewhere between jive and poetry about characters who have remarkable, wild, terrible and very funny lives. It is set in Puerto Rico, and the whole book is a kind of tropical dance composed of words instead of drumbeats.” –People

“A funhouse hall of verbal mirrors … a joyous razzle dazzle of pun and rhetorical figure … Sánchez’s work is lively and admirable.” –Commonweal

“Percussive, alliterative, stanza-like, full of knowing cultural allusions.” –Kirkus Review

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This performance is made possible, in part, with public funds from the National Endowment for Arts, a federal agency; The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with City Council; and The New York State Council on the Arts, with support from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.

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Show Dates & Times
  • Friday, November 15 @ 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, November 16 @ 3:00 PM
  • Saturday, November 16 @ 8:00 PM
  • Sunday, November 17 @ 3:00 PM
  • Thursday, November [email protected] 8:00 PM
  • Friday, November 22 @ 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, November 23 @ 3:00 PM
  • Saturday, November 23 @ 8:00 PM
  • Sunday, November 24 @ 3:00 PM
  • Friday, November 29 @ 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, November 30 @ 3:00 PM
  • Saturday, November 30 @ 8:00 PM
  • Sunday, December 1 @ 3:00 PM
  • Thursday, December 5 @ 8:00 PM
  • Friday, December 6 @ 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, December 7 @ 3:00 PM
  • Saturday, December 7 @ 8:00 PM
  • Sunday, December 8 @ 3:00 PM
  • Thursday, December 12 @ 8:00 PM
  • Friday, December 13 @ 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, December 14 @ 3:00 PM
  • Saturday, December 14 @ 8:00 PM
  • Sunday, December 15 @ 3:00 PM

Event Details

  • Location

    PRTT in Manhattan

  • Book and Lyrics by

    Rosalba Rolón

  • Based on the novel by

    Luis Rafael Sánchez

  • Music and Arrangements by

    Desmar Guevara

  • Directed by

    Rosalba Rolón

  • Featuring

    Ensemble

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 setting 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 DJ, The Senator, The Wife, The Son, The Mistress, and Doña Chon, The Nosy Neighbor— poke fun at a social and political situation most messy, most sticky, and most certainly out of control!

Off-Broadway World Premiere at Puerto Rican Traveling Theater in Manhattan’s Theater District. November 15–December 15, 2019

Book and Lyrics by Rosalba Rolón
Based on the novel by Luis Rafael Sánchez
Music and Arrangements by Desmar Guevara
Directed by Rosalba Rolón

Performed in Spanish and English with supertitles.
Premiered in loving memory of Miriam Colón.

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Praise for Luis Rafael Sánchez’s novel, La guaracha del Macho Camacho:

“Somewhere between jive and poetry about characters who have remarkable, wild, terrible and very funny lives. It is set in Puerto Rico, and the whole book is a kind of tropical dance composed of words instead of drumbeats.” –People

“A funhouse hall of verbal mirrors … a joyous razzle dazzle of pun and rhetorical figure … Sánchez’s work is lively and admirable.” –Commonweal

“Percussive, alliterative, stanza-like, full of knowing cultural allusions.” –Kirkus Review

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This performance is made possible, in part, with public funds from the National Endowment for Arts, a federal agency; The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with City Council; and The New York State Council on the Arts, with support from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.