• NO PROBLEMO, AMIGO
  • NO PROBLEMO, AMIGO

Production Details

  • Dates: Friday May 06 2011 to Sunday Jun 19 2011
  • Tickets: Tickets: $25; Students & Seniors: $22

NO PROBLEMO, AMIGO

BILINGUAL WORLD PREMIERE of the First Prize winner of
the Inter American Development Bank’s (IDB)
Hispanic-American Playwriting Competition:
“Hispanics in the U.S. but Without Stereotypes”. A hilarious COMEDY about EMIGRATION-INMIGRATION by acclaimed young Colombian writer JAIME ESPINAL, with Original LIVE Music & Sound Design by the band LOS TRES CERDITOS, direct from COLOMBIA! Designed & Directed by ANGEL GIL ORRIOS.


BILINGUAL WORLD PREMIERE!

First Prize winner of

the Inter American Development Bank’s  (IDB)

Hispanic-American Playwriting Competition:

“Hispanics in the U.S. but Without Stereotypes”.


"NO PROBLEMO, AMIGO"

A hilarious COMEDY
about EMIGRATION-IMMIGRATION
by acclaimed young Colombian writer
JAIME ESPINAL

"Opening night is SMASH!
In a high energy splash of on-stage talent,
the cast of No Problemo Amigo treats the audience
to an inside-out look at immigration.
We urge you to go see this play and enjoy it
at the intimate theatre that has become
so well recognized for its productions."
                                    - OurLIC.com

"NO PROBLEMO AMIGO is a hit.
The play’s layers delve into stereotypes
of Americans and Hispanics with a funny, light undertone.
 At the same time it touches on social, political and cultural clashes
that though are funny in the play,
remind the audience
 of some of the struggles
immigrants face when forced to adapt in a new land.
  The bilingual play is Thalia Spanish Theatre's signature style
and the performance by the cast transcends language barriers,
making it humorous in both languages."
                                                                      - Queens Ledger

Thalia show provides fresh take on immigration.
Something different is drawing crowds
to the famed Thalia Spanish Theatre in Sunnyside
these days, and it’s called “No Problemo Amigo.”
Billed as a total theater comic experience,
the 90-minute intermissionless multi media show
incorporates music, dance, comedy and, most effectively, screen projections.
All the elements somehow come together
to make an entertaining and sometimes biting statement
about the plight of immigrants in this country.
The show is guaranteed to appeal to a wide range of adult audiences.
                                       - Queens Chronicle

1"Espinal's trilingual play... in English, Spanish,and Spanglish,
with supertitles, also uses nifty projections and sound design
to inform this satiric tale about a Latino immigrant
adjusting to modern American culture". - BACKSTAGE

"Already an honored novelist in Colombia,
his stage debut at the Thalia Spanish Theatre
is a premier that will be remembered....
Bravo to producer/designer/director Angel Gil Orrios...
with special kudos for his amazing stagecraft
in the sets, lighting, and projections effects,
which shame Spiderman by showing
how much can be achieved
with little budget and immense imagination".
                            - New York Theatre Buying Guide


 with Original LIVE Music & Sound Design by the Band
LOS 3 CERDITOS (The Three Little Pigs)
 Direct from COLOMBIA!

Electric Guitar/Digital Programming & Charango
JUAN FERNANDO GAVIRIA

Keyboards/Toys & Melodica JUANFER OSSA

 Produced, Designed & Directed by
ANGEL GIL ORRIOS

starring
JAIME ESPINAL
SUSAN RYBIN
ALICIA KAPLAN
FRANCISCO FUERTES
PREMIER SOLIS
JESUS MARTINEZ
YOLANDA CASTILLO
ALEXANDRA GUTIERREZ

By day, Jorge is an office worker,
by night, he's a SUPERHERO...

a TOTAL Theatre COMIC experience

performed in English and in Spanish with SUPERTITLES. 

NOW PLAYING
 THROUGH JUNE 19!
FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS 8PM
SUNDAYS 4PM

Tickets: $25
Students & Seniors: $22
Special group rates available.

 

                   CAST:

       JORGE RAVE………….………........…....…… JAIME ESPINAL

       SUPERHERO

       GEORGINA, THE BOSS / "LA JEFE" …….......... SUSAN RYBIN

       CRAIG………….….............................………...........JESUS MARTINEZ

       MAN IN BLACK #1

       JEHOVA WITNESS

     MACKENZIE….….......................…..…. FRANCISCO FUERTES
       MAN IN BLACK #2
  
    JEHOVA WITNESS

       HOST MOTHER 1 & 2…….……...….....….… ALICIA KAPLAN

        

       EXCHANGE STUDENT 1 & 2.…...ALEXANDRA GUTIERREZ
 

       TALK SHOW HOST.…..............................YOLANDA CASTILLO
       NIGHTCLUB DANCER-BARTENDER

    
       
SHERIFF
….................................…………..…...… PREMIER SOLÍS

       WOMAN APPLYING FOR A U.S. VISA…... MARTHA OSORIO
 

with the special collaboration of "THE 6-PACK FRIENDS":
ANDRÉS MARTINEZ-TUTEK as "El Poncho",
DIEGO ARANGO as himself,
FEDERICO GIRALDO as himself,
PABLO NAVAL as himself,
JESUS ACOSTA
as himself;

and JUAN ESTEBAN AGUDELO as God's Voice.

Sound Engineer JAIME CASTILLO

Makeup Designer RENA MOST

Set & Lighting Designer ANGEL GIL ORRIOS

Projections Designer FABRICIO SAQUICELA

Costume Designers SOLEDAD LOPEZ & ARMANDO MORENO

Assistant Director - Stage Manager MARTHA OSORIO

Technical Director FABRICIO SAQUICELA

Produced, Designed & Directed by
ANGEL GIL ORRIOS


Special thanks to
Queens Borough President Helen Marshall
for making possible our new
SUPERTITLES projection system.

This production is made possible, in part,
with public funds from
THE NEW YORK STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS (NYSCA),
the NYC DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS (DCA),
THE HONORABLE CATHERINE NOLAN
and THE NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY.

Special thanks to
CITY COUNCILMEMBER JIMMY VAN BRAMER,
Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations. 

Additional support provided by
THE JPMORGAN CHASE FOUNDATION,
TD CHARITABLE FOUNDATION,
and the DRAMATISTS GUILD FUND.


See PICTURES below, taken by MICHAEL PALMA.

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