10th Anniversary Production
LOS NUTCRACKERS: A CHRISTMAS CARAJO
A LATINO QUEER COMEDIC CHRISTMAS PLAY
WRITTEN BY AWARD-WINNING CHARLES RICE-GONZALEZ &
DIRECTED BY CHRISTOPHER BURRIS
OPENS DECEMBER 6 AT THE NEW BAAD!
BAAD! The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance proudly presents LOS NUTCRACKERS: A CHRISTMAS CARAJO, written by Charles Rice-González, directed by Christopher Burris. The play, returning to BAAD!’s stage for the tenth 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 December 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 8 p.m., and on Saturday, December 21 at 3pm at the new BAAD!, 2474 Westchester Avenue in the Westchester Square section of the Bronx. Tickets are $25 with discounts offered for seniors, groups and Bronx residents and members of BAAD!, BCA and NALAC. 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, Robert Maisonett, Gabriel Morales, Kasey “Papisongo”, Johary Ramos and Jesse Vega. Los Nutcrackers spent three years in development at BAAD! And had its premiere production in 2004.
Crowned “a funky and welcoming performance space” by The New York Times, BAAD! is a 70-seat workshop and performance space that presents cutting-edge and challenging works that are empowering to women, people of color and/or from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. BAAD! is home to Arthur Aviles Typical Theatre and the Bronx Dance Coalition.