EIGHT TALES OF PEDRO Returns To The Secret Theatre In October
By popular demand, after sold out shows and winning the UnFringe Festival's Best of Festival Prize, Eight Tales of Pedro will return to the Secret Theatre in Long Island City for 11 more performances.
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 Bolaños (Unmissed Connections, The Holy Cows...) and will begin on October 4th and run through Oct 14th 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 all Latinx cast and crew features Laura Aguinaga (ABC's Shades of Blue), Richard E. Calvache, Germainne Lebron, Federico Mallet, Kat Peña, Stephen Santana and features original music by Luis D'Elias.
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 are Thursday October 4th (7:30) , Friday October 5th (7:30) , Saturday October 6th (4:00pm and 7:30pm), Sunday October 7th (3:00pm and 7:30pm) Friday Oct 12th (7:30pm) Saturday Oct 13th (3:00pm and 7:30pm) and Sunday Oct 14th (3:00pm and 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.
The running time is approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.
Tickets are $18 Adv/ $20 at the door at The Secret Theatre and are on sale now. To purchase visit https://secrettheatre.showare.com/secretpedro
The Secret Theatre is located at 44-02 23rd Street, Long Island City, NY 11101 near the 7, E, G, M, W, N, F Box Office Number: (718) 392-0722