BAAD! The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance proudly presents LOS NUTCRACKERS: A CHRISTMAS CARAJO, written by Charles Rice-González and directed by Mark Finley. The play, returning to BAAD!'s stage for the eighth exciting year, interweaves two holiday classics, The Nutcracker and A Christmas Carol, and creates a queer, Latino play about a gay couple who go on a psychedelic trip through their lives one Christmas Eve. The play will be presented on December 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 and 17 at 8pm at BAAD!, 841 Barretto Street in the Hunts Point section of the South Bronx.
Tickets are $20 for shows on Thursdays and $25 for shows on Fridays and Saturdays with discounts for seniors, groups and Bronx residents offered for all shows, plus special online discounts. For reservations call 718-842-5223 or visit www.BronxAcademyOfArtsAndDance.org. To purchase tickets call BAAD! can be reached by the #6 train to Hunts Point Avenue.
This gay, Latino comedic play centers around a couple, Carlos and Gabriel, who have been together for 15 years. Their arguing and fighting has reached the queer heavens from which comes a ghetto thug/diva spirit who guides them on a trip through their lives. They travel to the first time they met back in 1986 at a white party at the Palladium dancing to Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam to a catastrophic trip to City Center to see The Nutcracker, to a dinner party with Martha Stewart fanatics, and more.
The play also features a talented and sexy cast of Latino actors with Johnathan Cedano, Gabriel Morales, Cisco Perez, Johary Ramos and Yosvany Reyes. Returning this year to bring some holiday cheer is the legendary Bronx drag sensation Appolonia Cruz as the Christmas Diva. Los Nutcrackers spent three years in development at BAAD!, then had its premiere production in 2004.