A brand new staging of “the quintessential Boricua play,” celebrating the merger of Pregones Theater and Puerto Rican Traveling Theater. Featuring the return to the stage of acclaimed actor and original Apagón cast member Jorge B. Merced, together with rising Latino stage, film, and music star Flaco Navaja. Directed by Rosalba Rolón.
APAGÓN/BLACKOUT is our award-winning 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.
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, APAGÓN/BLACKOUT is one of Pregones’ most enduring and popular creations, with hundreds of performances throughout the the U.S., Puerto Rico, and Europe.
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This program is also made possible, in part, by public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature; and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the NYC Council. Southwest Airlines is the Official Airline of Pregones Theater and Puerto Rican Traveling Theater.
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