A New Musical in development
Book by Anita Gonzalez, Music and Lyrics by Dan Furman
Directed by Lorca Peress**
Reading One Night Only
Strasberg Institute, 115 East 15th Street, NY, NY
Its 1918 when Rafael arrives to "read" at the Fuente cigar factory where trouble is brewing. The workers prepare to confront their greedy boss, violence erupts, romance blossoms, and no one knows who can unite Ybor City. Inspired by true events.
Rafael Beato, Dante Bratelli, Lauren Casarona, Juan Luis Espinal, Daniel Estrella, Gabrielle Lee*, Ron Nummi*, Charles Ouda, Christina Paterno, Erick Pinnick*, Miguel Angel Sierra*, Tahira Stanley, Patrick Michael Valley, and Melissa Golliday
Accompanied by a live musical trio:
Michael O’Brien on bass, Arei Sekiguchi on percussion, composer Dan Furman on piano.
Stage Manager: Jessica V. Urtecho*
Production Assistant: Melissa Golliday
* member of AEA
** member of SDC