Rob Ruiz's SPANGLISH MEMOIRS to Return to Gorilla Tango, 6/27-28
Storytelling is a craft. Some storytellers hone their craft with years of practice, and some are born to do it. Rob Ruiz is one of the latter. "The Spanglish Memoirs," Rob Ruiz's spontaneous, moment-to-moment autobiographical one-man show, returns for two nights only: Friday, June 27, and Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 7:30 pm. Friday's performance will be hosted by Mathew Lyon Montalvo, creator of viral video "I Love Adobo," and Saturday's performance will be hosted by storytelling diva Kelli HoneySweet of "The HoneySweet Experience." All performances take place at Gorilla Tango Bucktown, 1919 N Milwaukee, Chicago IL, 60647. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at gorillatango.com/bucktown or by calling 773-598-4549.
From stories born from childhood days spent sitting on the stoop entertaining friends and his 100-member-plus Puerto Rican family to his many career moves (boxer, bouncer, radio personality, teen counselor, maximum-security prison officer working with some of the most hardened criminals in the Midwest), Rob's stories are spun with humor and heart. Now in his upcoming debut show "The Spanglish Memoirs," Rob will enterain audiences and take them back to a time of innocence, cucos in the closet, inappropriate abuelitas, and calls and visits to La Isla.
Never rehearsed, Rob's storytelling is the real deal: unscripted and raw, he relies on memory and audience reaction. "The Spanglish Memoirs" is part storytelling, part stand-up and sketch comedy, part improv, parte disparate, and all corazon.
Rob Ruiz's stories have been enjoyed by audiences across the country. Select credits include Grown Folks Stories, Solo in the Second City, Vocalo Music & Stories, The Mike Oquendo Comedy Show, Stoop-Style Stories Live!, Kindling Tales, Put 'Em Up, and The Moth StorySlam. For more information on Rob, please visit www.thespanglishmemoirs.com.
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