TAMPA, FL (May 02, 2019) – Stageworks Theatre, Tampa’s longest running professional theater company known for producing socially relevant plays in Tampa’s Downtown Channel District, presents its last main stage production of the 2018-2019 season – 4 Guys Named José… And Una Mujer Named Maria.
Performed in Spanish and English, 4 Guys Named José… And Una Mujer Named Maria features some of the most evocative Latin music ever written (including such classics as “La Bamba”, “Guantanamera”, “I Like It Like That” and “Bésame Mucho”) sung in four and five-part harmony. The show is brimming with the zest of life intrinsic to the Latino culture.
Four young Latino men have a chance meeting at Burrito World in Omaha and discover they share the same name! Even though their ancestral roots are different (one is from Puerto Rico, one is from Cuba, one is from Mexico and one is from the Dominican Republic), not only do they share a common name, they share a common dream: to stage a show of Latin standards that puts forth a positive image to counteract Latino stereotypes. Enter Maria, a beautiful woman who provides a romantic interest as the gentlemen vie for her attentions.
For a behind the scenes look, Stageworks will be hosting a Hispanic initiative mixer event complete with salsa dancing classes and a meet and greet with the cast on Wednesday, May 15 from 7:00pm-9:00pm at Stageworks Theatre, 1120 E. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, FL 33602. The event will feature a preview of 4 Guys Named José… And Una Mujer Named Maria, a salsa dancing class by Carlos Tonos in addition to food and drinks. To RSVP, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
This production is sponsored by Tampa Bay Federal Credit Union, offering a variety of financial services in Tampa Bay and proud to live the credit union philosophy of “people helping people”for its members and the community. Be a performance sponsor and join the cast on stage to enjoy the show. VIP seats for 2 or 4 are available with bottles of Cava (Spanish bubbly) to complete the experience. For more information, please visit https://sforce.co/2VnusJ5
4 Guys Named José… And Una Mujer Named Maria will run May 31st – June 16th at Stageworks Theatre, 1120 E. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, FL 33602. For tickets, please visit https://sforce.co/2WvqVpW
ABOUT STAGEWORKS THEATRE:
Stageworks is Tampa’s longest-running professional theatre company, onstage since 1983. Their mission is to create theatre that respects, ignites, and celebrates the human spirit, and challenges the thresholds of intolerance. Today, Stageworks is led by its Producing Artist Director, Karla Hartley; a thirteen-member Board; 1 full-time staff, ten part-time staff; 168 artists and over 100 volunteers. Stageworks serves approximately 20,000 audience members annually. Stageworks Theatre has been recognized many times over the years as an outstanding venue. These recognitions have only motivated Stageworks to continue working towards its goal of delivering quality plays that matter to the Tampa Bay area. For more information, visitwww.stageworkstheatre.org.