December 1, 2018
Special concert preview of Pregones/PRTT’s stage adaptation of one of the most treasured works of contemporary Puerto Rican literature: La Guaracha del Macho Camacho by Luis Rafael Sánchez. The setting is an epic San Juan afternoon traffic jam, with hit song “La vida es una cosa fenomenal” blaring from every car radio!
Praise for Sánchez’s original novel:
“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
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.
- Saturday, December 1 @ 8:00 PM