By John Leguizamo.
Come spend time with a family maybe much like your own. Just as in real life, their stories and their family relationships are riddled with joy, pain, resentment and humor all at the same time. SPIC-O-RAMA reveals to us the struggles we all go through in a funny and touching way.
This one-man, high-energy, thrilling, action-packed tour de force features Alejandro Samaniego as all 6 characters of a Colombian-Puerto Rican family from Queens:
Little Miggy, 9 years old and the youngest of the 4 boys presenting his science project to his school class, "Monsters, Freaks, and Weirdos," a project "based loosely on my family, and any similarities are just purely on purpose," he says.
Krazy Willie, a Desert Storm veteran looking for ways to feel better about himself, while trying to convince his fiance to actually show up at their wedding.
Rafael, a flamboyant and "occasional heterosexual with a slight hint of masculinity." Rafael is an actor who firmly believes he is Lawrence Olivier's long lost love child and is on a quest to reunite himself with his "daddy."
Javier takes center stage in his wheelchair. He tapes himself on a camcorder that he will be sending to Krazy Willie's wedding since he can't attend. The tape is sure to set off fireworks at the ceremony as he makes it "his moment."
Gladyz, the mother. We see her trying to keep her family together as she smokes and eats chicken at the same time and calls it "smoked chicken."
Finally, the father Felix makes his entrance at Krazy Willie's wedding by offering his toast to the newlyweds. This awkward, funny, and ultimately tragic speech ends with him flirting with his son's new bride.
1992 Dramatists' Guild Hull-Warriner Award for Best American Play
1992 Lucille Lortel Outstanding Achievement Award for Best Broadway
1992 Drama Desk Award for Best Solo Performance
Spic-O-Rama also aired on HBO, receiving four CableACE Awards.
The Cabaret at The Temple of Music and Art
330 S. Scott Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85705
|Minimum Age: 15|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|