MULTISTAGES THEATRE is pleased to announce the world premiere of Desi Moreno-Penson’s Comida de Puta (F%&king Lousy Food), directed by producing artistic director Lorca Peress. Comida de Puta (F%&king Lousy Food) will play a limited engagement at The West End Theatre (Church of St Paul and St Andrew at 263 West 86th Street, New York, NY 10024). Performances begin Wednesday, April 8 and continue through Sunday, April 26. Opening Night is Friday, April 10 (8 p.m.).
Sex, magic, and spoken-word poetry illuminate this dark erotic tale of Phaedra on the gritty streets of the Bronx. A bodega owner’s new wife becomes strangely obsessed with her husband’s son, the lunch counter boy. Driven by lust, she invokes the vengeful power of the Santeria Gods who set off a vicious chain of events that no one can stop.
Performed in English.
Comida de Puta (F%&king Lousy Food) began as a ten-minute play in the 2011 Going To The River Festival (plays by women of color) at NYC’s Ensemble Studio Theatre. Comida de Puta (F%&king Lousy Food) was selected as a finalist for the 2014 O’Neill National Playwrights Conference and is the winner of MultiStages 2013 New Works Contest.
Featuring Roseanne Almanzar* as Rosalia, Darlenis Duran as Alcidia, Alex Hernandez as Sotero, Gustavo Heredia as Viejo, Mariana Parma* as LaLuz, and Marcos Sotomayor as Manny and the Chorus. With multimedia appearances by Venuz Delmar, Dennis Gagomiros, Mykal Monroe, Suni Reyes, Laura Santiago, Anita Velez, and featuring Jane Velez-Mitchell (Emmy award winning journalist and NY Times bestselling author) as news reporter.
Live music performed by drummer LaFrae Sci.
The production features scenic design by Justin Swarder and Christopher Swarder, costume and mask design by Lisa Renee Jordan, lighting design by Alex Moore (HOLA Award winner), sound design by David Margolin Lawson, projection design by Jan Hartley (Obie Award Winner, Henry Hewes Design Award winner), and video design by Christopher Marston. With choreography by Sunilda Caraballo, and fight choreography by Logan McCoy. Production stage management by Andrea Wales, dramaturgy by A.J. Muhammad. Kimille Howard is the assistant director and Kampfire PR is the press agent.
Comida de Puta (F%&king Lousy Food) plays the following performances through Sun, April 26:
Wednesday, April 8th at 8pm
Thursday, April 9th at 8pm
Friday, April 10th at 8pm (Opening Night)
Saturday, April 11th at 8pm
Sunday, April 12th at 3pm (followed by Talkback)
Tuesday, April 14th at 8pm
Wednesday, April 15th at 8pm
Thursday, April 16th at 8pm (Benefit performance, reception at 7pm)
Friday, April 17th at 8pm
Saturday, April 18th at 8pm
Sunday, April 19th at 3pm
Wednesday, April 22nd at 8pm
Thursday, April 23rd at 8pm
Friday, April 24th at 8pm
Saturday, April 25th at 8pm
Sunday, April 26th at 3pm
Classical Adaptations by Artists of Color special talkback following the Sunday, April 12th at 3pm performance with playwrights Desi Moreno-Penson, Patricia Ione Lloyd, Carlos J. Serrano and dramaturg A.J. Muhammad. Moderated by MultiStages producing artistic director Lorca Peress.
Tickets range from $15-75 and are now available online at www.SmartTix.com or by calling 212-868-4444. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the theater a ½ hour prior to performance.
Running Time: 2 hours and 20 minutes with one intermission.
The West End Theatre is located at the Church of St Paul and St Andrew at 263 West 86th Street, New York, NY 10024.
*Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association. Equity Approved Showcase.
About the Company: MultiStages
Was founded in 1997 by Lorca Peress, MultiStages' mission is to encourage collaborations between playwrights and artists to develop multicultural and multidisciplinary new works that celebrate a fusion of art forms that enrich, explore, and reinvent today's theatre. Our New Works Contests, Script Development Series, readings and productions provide platforms for artists to collaborate in an experimental and supportive environment. MultiStages has developed over 40 new works with poets, filmmakers, composers, choreographers, musicians, visual and theatre artists who each represent an imaginative perspective. Awards: 2011 and 2013 Women in Arts and Media Collaboration Honorable Mention Awards, 4 HOLA Awards (including 2012 Gilberto Zaldivar Award for Outstanding production), Taino Award, FLAG Award, 3 Manhattan Community Arts Fund Awards (LMCC and the DOCA), Dramatists Guild Fund, N.W. Dible Foundation, Jewish Communal Fund, Materials for the Arts support from the DOCA. MultiStages is a member of Materials for the Arts through the Department of Culture Affairs, and a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization that receives grants in behalf of MultiStages, provides oversight to ensure grant funds are used in accordance with grant agreements, and provides reports as required by grantor.
Theater: West End Theatre
Address: 263 West 86th Street
New York, NY 10024
Buy Tickets Online or Call: SmartTix at 212-868-4444