EIGHT TALES OF PEDRO Will Have Its World Premiere At The UnFringed Festival At The Secret Theatre In Queens

EIGHT TALES OF PEDRO Will Have Its World Premiere At The UnFringed Festival At The Secret Theatre In Queens

The world premiere of the new play Eight Tales of Pedro will be part of the unFringed Festival at the Secret Theatre. Written by Mark-Eugene Garcia (Standby, Facing East: A New Musical, The Holy Cows of Credence South Dakota), the production is directed by Rodrigo Ernesto Bolanos (Unmissed Connections, The Holy Cows...) and will begin on August 12th and run through the 29th at the Secret Theatre in Long Island City. The story is based on the Spanish tales of Pedro Urdemales and the Puerto Rican tales of Juan Bobo.

Eight Tales of Pedro's cast features Laura Aguinaga (ABC's Shades of Blue), Roberto Alexander (The Underpants Godot), Richard E. Calvache, Germainne Lebron, Kat Peña, and Stephen Santana.

Eight Tales of Pedro features original music by Luis D'Elias and Scenic design by Rodrigo Ernesto Bolanos

In Eight Tales of Pedro, two sets of storytellers, some now and some 17th century Mexico, cross a country - risking everything for a new life. As they tell their tales, their lives and plots combine and intertwine into the same conclusion.

Performances of Eight Tales of Pedro are on Sunday August 12th @3:00pm, Saturday August 18th @8:00pm, Thursday August 23rd @7:30pm, Wednesday August @29th 7:30pm

"I believe a hero appears when you need him. We are in a time when pride in our heritage is more important than ever. I believe we need a hero to remind us that in heritage there is honor, family, and hope. Pedro Urdemales and Juan Bobo are those heroes."- Playwright Mark-Eugene Garcia.

Mark-Eugene Garcia was most recently seen reliving his high school theatre days on Encore! with Kristen Bell on ABC. His musicals include Standby (Towle Theatre, New York International Fringe Festival- Encores Selection, New York Musical Theatre Festival, Next Link Selection), The Holy Cows of Credence South Dakota (PCTF- Outstanding Book of a new Musical and/or Play with Music- Nominee), and Facing East: A New Musical. His plays include (un)missed connections and What Friends are For.

Rodrigo E. Bolaños is an Architecture and Theatre Arts graduate from Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo, CA where he began designing, directing and acting for the stage. He recently directed The Holy Cows of Credence South Dakota, (un)missed connections, In the Garden of... and TREASURES.

Tickets are $18 Adv/ $20 at the door at The Secret Theatre and are on sale now. To purchase visit www.secrettheatre.com/Unfringed2018

The running time is approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.

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