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 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!

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

Lighting Design by Lucrecia Briceño
Set & Costume Design by Harry Nadal
Projection Design by Melisa Ramos
Sound Engineering by Milton Ruiz

FEATURING: Rossmery Almonte, Yaraní del Valle, Gilberto Gabriel, Gabriel Hernández, Mario Mattei, Diana Pou, and a 5-Piece Music Band!

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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Puerto Rican Traveling Theater
304 West 47 Street
(b/w 8 & 9 Avenues)
New York, NY 10036

Trains to Times Square/Broadway District

For more information call us at 718-585-1202

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. Southwest Airlines is the official airline of Pregones/PRTT.

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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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