EMPANADA FOR A DREAM, a new play created and performed by Juan Francisco Villa and directed by Alex Levy, will be showing at The Barrow Group Theatre at 312 West 36th Street (between 8th and 9th Ave) in New York City. The limited 6 show engagement starts off on Saturday, April 21st and runs through Sunday, April 29th, 2012. Tickets are just $18!
EMPANADA FOR A DREAM is Juan’s story, a growing up story, downtown on Allen Street, 169 Allen, Lower East Side.
Everybody’s blasting – bacchata, merengue, salsa, hiphop and rap. And everybody’s cooking – and there’s boys playing baseball, football, skullies, johnny on the pony – and this girl – the most beautiful girl – watching from a window.
This is the story of family – Juan’s tios, his tias, his abuelita, his sister, half sister, his mom and dad – all on a bed – little bed – everybody freezing, everybody laughing.
EMPANADA FOR A DREAM is a poignant and flavorful portrait of a family and a neighborhood – set against the secret that destroys it all. It’s a story about growing up. It’s a story about getting out. And coming back — to one boy’s Lower East Side. — (Source: Empanada for a Dream press material.)
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