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2012-2013 MAINSTAGE

 

EL APAGÓN /
THE BLACKOUT

THE BLACKOUT is Pregones Theater's much-acclaimed theatrical adaptation of the story "The Night We Became People Again" by José Luis González, performed in Spanish and English, and set to the beat of popular Latin songs from the 1950's and 60's.

The Blackout

While riding the New York subway uptown from Brooklyn to El Barrio, and eager to witness the birth of his firstborn, a Puerto Rican factory worker and his best friend Trompoloco are caught in the Great Northeastern Blackout.

A paean to the courage, humor and humanity of migrant experience, the show is one of Pregones' most enduring and popular creations, with hundreds of performances throughout the the U.S., Puerto Rico, and Europe.

“Illuminated by miracles and music, EL APAGÓN whips through very funny riffs on assembly-line work, the panicky subway crowd, the miracle of the baby, and the blaze of stars.”
– The New York Times

“…truly the quintessential Boricua play. A celebration of life and human compassion amidst adverse social circumstances”
– Beatriz Rizk, IHTF Miami

“Beautiful and inspiring! It reminds me that the little things in life show us truth and profound delight. It asks the audience to breathe, see, and remember our common humanity.”
– Joseph González, Taller Puertorri-queño, Philadelphia, PA

“Simple in its humanity and beautifully realized.”
Dudley Cocke, Roadside Theater

 


Production photos by Erika Rojas

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EL APAGÓN / THE BLACKOUT

DIRECTOR: Jorge B. Merced
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Desmar Guevara
FEATURING:
Omar Pérez & Johary Ramos


2012 PERFORMANCE DATES
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Saturday

NOV 3

8:00 PM

Sunday

NOV 4

3:00 PM

Wednesday

NOV 14

1:30 PM

Thursday

NOV 15

8:00 PM

Friday

NOV 16

1:30 PM

Saturday

NOV 24

8:00 PM

Sunday

NOV 25

3:00 PM

Tuesday

NOV 27

11:00 AM

 

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EL APAGÓN es la aplaudida adaptación que hace el Teatro Pregones del cuento "La noche que volvimos a ser gente" de José Luis González, presentada en formato bilingüe y al ritmo de éxitos musicales de los años 50 y 60.

Viajando en metro desde Brooklyn hasta El Barrio y ansioso por presenciar el ya próximo nacimiento de su primogénito, un joven trabajador puertorriqueño y su amigo Trompoloco se ven atrapados en el Gran Apagón del Noreste.

La obra rinde homenaje al valor, el humor y la humanidad de los inmigrantes y es una de las creaciones más perdurables y populares de Pregones. A lo largo de casi 20 años ha tenido cientos de funciones en EE.UU., Puerto Rico y Europa.

This program is made possible by public funds from the NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs and the NYS Council on the Arts. Funding is also provided by JPMorgan Chase Foundation. Southwest is proud to be the Official Airlines of Pregones Theater

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