Monday, November 17, 2008
Jangueo and Teatro in the South Bronx
BETSY: Is she Irish or Puerto Rican?
Latino-Appalachian musical back by popular demand
Bronx-based Latino ensemble Pregones Theater is proud of the return engagement of BETSY, its latest creative
collaboration with the Appalachian artists of Roadside Theater in Kentucky. BETSY narrates the story of a Bronx Puerto Rican jazz singer who stirs up the little known history of her Scotch-Irish ancestry. Alive with the fire of Jazz, Bluegrass, and Latin
compositions delivered by three powerful vocalists and a five-member Latin-Appalachian band, BETSY is a sure-fire, toe-tapping, finger-snapping delight for theater and music lovers alike. One-week only engagement, November 20th
through November 23rd, at the new Pregones Theater. BETSY is presented in English with simultaneous Spanish language
supertitles. For ticket information, call 718-585-1202, or go online to www.pregones.org.
BETSY is the irresistible story of a young woman and the fascinating ghosts of her past: an orphaned teenager tricked into leaving Ireland to become an indentured servant in 18th century North America, her seducer, and their descendants; a grown
woman finding her bearings in the rhythms of a Puerto Rican neighborhood in the 21st century, a time traveling woman whose soul rests in her Caribbean and Scotch- Irish origins.
Meanwhile, Pregones also invites you to its new Jangueo Nights. The next Jangueo will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, November 21, and there will be a Sangria challenge.
Peruvian and Nicaraguan Sangrias go head to head in Pregones' very own ultimate Sangria Challenge. Help Pregones choose the best Sangria during its new Jangueo Night, the perfect social adventure and after-work hangout for young people 21+. Drinks, eats, and top-notch theater set the right tone for a great night out on the town. On Jangueo Night, there will be a special admission price of $15 with online code: jangueo08. Sangria Bar open before and after show. Proof of age required. For future advance notices and invites, write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Betsy photo by Erika Rojas)