The Cruising Monologues
Jose Batista-Ayala together with the Jersey City Pride Festival will bring The Cruising Monologues to The Brightside Tavern in Jersey City for one night only on Thursday, October 23, at 8pm. The performance follows three sold-out performances at the West Village's cabaret venue The Duplex, the East Village's legendary Nuyorican Poets Cafe and the Bronx's B.A.A.D.
Inspired by Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues, The Cruising Monologues tells the stories of six individuals and their experiences with "cruising," the act of walking or driving around town in search of a little romance, usually of the gay, anonymous, casual, one-time variety. The show features comical monologues, poetry, and dance in an eye-opening evening of laughter.
John Cencio Burgos
Written and Directed by: Jose Batista-Ayala
Run time: 60 minutes.
TICKETS PURCHASED AT THE DOOR AT $20.00
$5 from each ticket sold will got to benefit the Hudson Pride Connections Center.
Previous shows include:
Monday, August 18, 2014 at The Duplex (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe (SOLD OUT).
Saturday, October 11, 2014 at B.A.A.D. in the Bronx (SOLD OUT).
"I had such a great time on Monday! The show was wonderful! I learned a thing or 2 - will for sure go see you guys again." -Maria Campusano
"OMG I went to an off-Broadway show on Monday and let me tell you this place was packed (it was small). The performers truly surprised me especially a curvy young actress and dancer - the girl had it going on in every sense of the word! Stay tuned because I will be posting future performance dates because this was an amazing production by an extremely talented young man called Jose Batista-Ayala! I cant wait for the next performance. I was not only entertained but I was taught a lesson!" -Jackie Rivera
"THE CRUISING MONOLOGUES IS A MUST SEE...SUPERB TALENT" -Jay Harris
"So proud of my peeps in The Cruising Monologues. Based on audience response, there is something in it for everyone. It certainly hit home for me. Especially salute Jose Batista-Ayala for a brave & honest script..touching on a subject matter that many would usually shy away from. Pa'lante!" -Ricardo Alvarado
"The Cruising Monologues show was the OMG TO THE NTH DEGREE. Total must see, ultra fab, hilariously funny and the talent was money. Lets do it again!!!" -Maria M. Diaz
"The Cruising monologues quickly turned into extraordinary ride. Each performer instantly connected to the psyche allowing the audience to feel right at home with character. Kudos to all of you - great cast . I will be there for part 2!" -Jose Joey Corredor
"I HAVE TO SAY THAT THE CRUISING MONOLOGUES WAS FANTASTIC!!!" -Alejandro Concepcion
"Another wonderful work of pure realness taken to a perfect level. One that the entire audience relates to in one way or another. Parts were hysterical, parts were matter-of-fact, and parts put tears in my eyes! Congratulations Jose Batista-Ayala - smart, talented and real!" -Susan Perrone
The Brightside Tavern (View)
141 Bright St
Jersey City, NJ 07302
|Minimum Age: 16|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|