Pregones Theater ends 27th Season with THE BEEP,
a new musical play featuring works by Pedro Pietri
New York – Pregones Theater closes its 27th theatrical season with the world premiere of THE BEEP, a Latino musical theater revue with texts by pioneering Puerto Rican writers Pedro Pietri, Judith Ortiz Cofer, Manuel Méndez Ballester, Jesús Colón, and others.
From the island’s mountains to New York’s barrios, the play gives life to a tapestry of Puerto Rican characters that leave messages from one generation of migrants to the next. Their stories are drawn from award-winning texts including Pietri’s legendary Puerto Rican Obituary and Out of Order/Telephone Booth poems, Ortiz Cofer’s Silent Dancing, winner of a PEN/Martha Albrand Special Citation, Méndez’s classic Don Goyito, and Colón’s The Way It Was. Their words are matched to a rich musical score that resonates with the sounds of our barrios, past and present. THE BEEP is both specific and universal, and the harmonized voices of a bright ensemble of actors and musicians are sure to captivate all audiences.
THE BEEP is directed by Rosalba Rolón with music by Desmar Guevara. Production design is by Harry Nadal (sets, costumes) and Jason Sturm (lighting). Starring Varín Ayala, Rosal Colón, Sol Marina Crespo, Elise Hernández, Omar Pérez, and musicians Waldo Chávez, Roberto Rosario, Desmar Guevara and guest artist José Rivera from Los Pleneros de la 21.
Suitable for the entire family, performances are in English and Spanish, with dual language supertitles translations. The show runs until June 3rd.
The performance calendar for THE BEEP is:
Thursday, May 31, 7:30 p.m.
Fridays, May 25, June 1, 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays, May 26, June 2, 7:30 p.m.
Sundays, May 27, June 3, 3 p.m.
Shows are at the new Pregones Theater, 575 Walton Avenue between 149th and 150th sreets, just south of Yankee Stadium, in the Bronx. To purchase tickets, get directions, or get additional information including special weekday group matinees, please call 718-585-1202 or visit Pregones Theater online at www.pregones.org.