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8 Reasons You Should See Saulo García This Holday Season

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He’s back!

Well, at least he’s back for the holidays. Saulo García will be performing his wild standup comedy again this holiday season at Repertorio Español. “El insomnio americano,” “Entrada gratis” and “La vida en los esclavos unidos” are back at Repertorio, but not forever! Performances are only from December 26th to January 6th.

An award winning and internationally recognized comedian, there are many, many reasons to love Saulo García. As if you needed them, here are 8 reasons to check him out this holiday season.

1. HE CAN MAKE YOU LAUGH…

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Saulo has travelled the world with his comedy, including the U.S., Canada and his native Colombia.

2. HE CAN MAKE YOU DANCE…

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Saulo García also happens to be a master folk singer and musician, a talent he incorporates into his act with songs dedicated to such things like the financial crisis.

3. THE CRITICS LOVE HIM…

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Why take our word for it, hear it straight from them. In 2009, the Washington Post noted that Saulo has a “good-humored stage presence that’s irresistible” and that “his animated face is so readable and fun to watch.”

4. HE PERFORMS STAND-UP IN SPANISH…

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Sure, there are a lot of Latino comedians, but not so many that perform in Spanish. With Saulo García’s shows, you can enjoy stand up comedy in an entirely different way, making for an entirely different experience.

5. HIS COMEDY HAS DEPTH…

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Saulo García’s act is far from vapid, superficial or vulgar. With subjects that “hum with political resonance” (The Washington Post) like the financial crisis and the struggles of recent immigrants, Saulo’s comedy makes you both laugh and think.

6. HE’S WON HIS FAIR SHARE OF AWARDS…

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Saulo’s won many accolades, including a Premio Orquídea (2002, Miami), Premio Colombia (2005, Miami), an ACE award (2011) and Best Actor in the Miami Theater Festival (2011, Miami). In addition to this, Saulo has had special recognition by the UN.

7. HIS SHOWS ARE ALWAYS A HIT AT REPERTORIO…

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No matter what time of the year, Saulo’s shows are always a hit. Whenever he performs on Repertorio’s stage, each seat is filled with a person and a laugh.

8. SAULO TICKETS ARE THE PERFECT GIFT FOR THE HOLIDAYS!

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Holiday shopping is always stressful, especially when you want to give something special and unique. You can buy tickets to Saulo’s shows, and all Repertorio performances, from home! Online or by phone, a ticket for some fabulous comedic genius is only a click away.

Welcome back, Saulo. We missed you…

 

Saulo García will return to Repertorio on Thursday, December 26th at 7pm with his show, “Entrada Gratis”. 
SCHEDULE, TICKETS AND INFORMATION: www.repertorio.org or call 1-212-225-9999

Webpages:
www.repertorio.org/entrada
www.repertorio.org/esclavos
www.repertorio.org/insomnio 

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San Juan’s Argentine King of Satire

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Carlos Ferrari, Argentina, Puerto Rico, Theater, Playwright

Argentine Carlos Ferrari’s “Boricuafilia” makes for a distinct flavor in “La nena se casa,” premiering September 19th at Repertorio Español

Carlos Ferrari’s “La nena se casa” is more than just a cruel comedy – it’s an intricate look into the eccentricities, pretentions and anxieties of Puerto Rico’s affluent upper-middle class. The extremes to which Juan, an ardent social climber, will go to are almost as bizarre as his daughters’ names — aptly named Yanisoria, Brifimar and Auriler. Just as important as the homely character of Auriler (played by Hannia Guillén) are the problems that plague contemporary Puerto Rican society – class divisions, decadence and the degradation of the island’s ecosystem for the financial benefit of a selective few. The themes at the heart of this play are undoubtedly Puerto Rican yet widely universal. What may be of surprise, however, is that this glimpse of the tribulations of Sanjuanero cosmopolitanism is being seen through an Argentine lens.

Carlos Ferrari has repeatedly brought Puerto Rico to the stage. “En’dito, tan bueno que era” was received with great acclaim, and “Puerto Rico, Fuá” to this day remains the most successful play produced in Puerto Rico. His play “The Preposterous Case of Miss Piña Colada” was among one of Repertorio Español’s most successful, and funniest, comedies produced.

Born, raised, and educated in Argentina, Ferrari was enchanted by La Isla del Encanto when he first stepped foot on the island in the 1960s. Since then, his plays have concentrated on the trials, tribulations, confusion and chaos of life there. Through the roars of laughter that greet “La nena se casa” wherever it is staged, one can see a perfect storm of cultural syncretism – Argentine literary tradition superimposed on the rich, vibrant complexities of contemporary Puerto Rican culture.

Nelson Landrieu, Wanda Arriaga, Hannia Guillén, Sandor Juan, Repertorio Español.

(Clockwise) Nelson Landrieu, Wanda Arriaga, Hannia Guillén, Sandor Juan

Repertorio Español comfortably provides a home to this fantastic production of mixed background. Though all characters are distinctly Puerto Rican, the actors that play them are not necessarily so. Wanda Arriaga (Ramonita), and Jerry Soto (Toñito) are both Puerto Rican. The others, however, encompass a myriad of Latin backgrounds. Gredivel Vásquez (Yanisoria) hails from Venezuela, Hannia Guillén and Sandor Juan (Wilfredo Pérez Pérez) both proudly represent their Cuban heritage, the prolific Nelson Landrieu (Juan) brings Uruguayan spark to the production, and Dalia Davi (Brifimar) is a prime example of the home grown talent of the New York Latin community.

Director José Zayas, of Dominican and Puerto Rican background, remarkably directs this production and furthers the subtle multiculturalism of “La nena se casa.” Through his direction, one can again see the cross of cultures that makes not only Carlos Ferrari’s work, but all work produced in Repertorio, so unique and appealing to a universal audience. The outstanding Latin flavors that both Zayas and the ensemble bring to this hybrid of Argentine and Puerto Rican theatrical tradition will undoubtedly come together to create one of the funniest and most appealing comedies that Repertorio Español has staged.

La nena se casa will premiere at Repertorio Español on Thursday, September 19th, 2013 at 7pm
SCHEDULE, TICKETS AND INFORMATION: Repertorio.org or call 1-212-225-9999  

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