Play! In the Barn: Juracan: The Jíbaro and his Three Sons
Solo performance by Ricardo Vázquez
The Jíbaro and his Three Sons traces the history of Puerto Rico, its people, and the many visitors that have claimed the island as their own. This action-packed 60min solo show is a bilingual, family-friendly adventure with music, mask, and audience participation. The history of the island from the Taíno kingdoms to the vulture capitalist aiming to turn Old San Juan into a future crypto-utopia for bitcoin billionaires is presented using pieces of debris left over from Hurricane María as the costumes, props, and locations.
Award-winning actor/writer/director/producer Ricardo Vázquez performs on stage (the Guthrie Theater, Children's Theatre Company, Ten Thousand Things, Mixed Blood Theater, The History Theater, Atlantic Theater Company (NYC), New York Theatre Workshop (NYC), Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival (NYC), Alabama Shakespeare Festival, HERE Center for the Arts (NYC), Mass MoCA (MA); on television (ABC’s In an Instant season 1 & 2, EVINE network guest host for over 4 years, and M@dabout TV! season 1 & 2); in feature films (Nina of the Woods, Divine Sparks, The Public Domain, Death to Prom, and Farmer of the Year) and his solo performances Juracán: The Jíbaro and His Three Sons and Escúchame. Ricardo is also a co-founder of Other Tiger Productions, which has a mission to reinterpret the form of theater to reach other audiences and tell other stories. Recent Other Tiger Productions include My Journey, My Music with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.
After graduating from The University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater B.F.A. Actor Training Program, Ricardo became involved with education/engagement programming for low-income schools and non-traditional audiences in Montgomery AL, New York City and the Twin Cities. Ricardo has also been a guest teaching artist with the Guthrie Theatre/University of Minnesota, Augsburg College, History Theater, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Z Puppets Rosenschnoz, Teatro del Pueblo, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, and Ten Thousand Things. He was awarded the 2012-2013 Jerome Many Voices Fellowship, 2013 Emerging Artist IVEY Award, and the 2018 Artists Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board.
All ages are welcome & encouraged.
Suggested admission: $15. Call 507.352.4255 to reserve tickets.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund.