EHP returns to the stage for two more shows, Feb. 27 & 28! EL HIJO PRODIGO tells the story of a man's return to his native Puerto Rico after an absence of 22 years. He is soon reunited with and beguiled by the history and culture of the island state he once called home. This five-day headlong rush into his ancestral community culminates with the chance for him to face his life, home and family and see them for what they really are. A journey through the island's music, mores, legends, people and traditions, EL HIJO PRODIGO brings to life the joys and sorrows of a Commonwealth barely 1100 miles from our shores. WHEN: Friday January 30, 9pm Saturday January 31, 5pm Friday February 27, 9pm Saturday February 28, 7pm WHERE: New City Theater 1404 18th Avenue Seattle, WA 98122 Tickets: $15 Available at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1037987 Runtime: 90 minutes " Poignant, effective, funny, well-paced, well-told...a great storyteller and actor." Yussef El Guindi, playwright of Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in the New World, Back of the Throat and Threesome "Amador is a marvelous story teller, and his narrative is at turns funny, haunting, gut-wrenching, and touching...the story is entirely compelling." West Seattle Weisenheimer José Amador is a local playwright/director/actor who has been actively involved in the Seattle Theater scene for the last two decades. As a playwright, he has written two solo plays, A WALK IN THE DARK and EL HIJO PRODIGO, along with numerous full-length, short- plays and sketches featured at or by 14/48, Disgruntled Bit Players, DEATH/SEX, GREETINGS FROM STYX, among others. As a director, his most recent productions include THE LOWER DEPTHS (Asst. Dir) with Theater Machine, 14/48, DUELS at Northwest New Works, BLACK LIKE US at Annex Theatre and KATRINA: I TOO AM WORTHY at the Langston Hughes Arts Center. He was most recently seen in Sound Theater’s FIVE BY BECKETT at ACT, and playing Sancho Panza in eSe Teatro’s DON QUIXOTE AND SANCHO PANZA: HOMELESS IN SEATTLE. Part of the Locally Grown Performance Festival January 30 - February 28, 2015. Locally Grown is an adventurous new festival of original performance by local artists. The roster includes established and early-career performers performing back to back under one roof for five weeks in Seattle's Central District.
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