Sharks Will Eat You!
Sundays, May 17 and 31 at 2 pm and Thursday, May 21 at 730 pm
DIRECTED BY THERESA GAMBACORTA
BEST OF FRINGE - HOLLYWOOD FRINGE FESTIVAL
BEST SOLO PERFORMANCE
2011 NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL FRINGE FESTIVAL
RUNNING TIME 60 MINUTES - NO INTERMISSION
Each performance is followed by a reception with complimentary beverages and snacks and a chance to share stories with Jay.
We hope you can stay after to share in the rich spirit and community.
Be Careful! The Sharks Will Eat You! is presented in English, with a few bits of Spanish
THRILLING. FASCINATING. SPELLBINDING.
-Suzanna Bowling, Times Square Chronicles
DEEPLY COMEDIC. INTENSELY GRIPPING. A FLAWLESS PERFORMANCE.
-Trish Vignola, BroadwayWorld.com
MASTERFUL STORYTELLING. HEARTRENDING POWER.
-Tony Frankel, StageAndCinema.com
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
“In Honor of Chiqui and Humberto, on whose shoulders I stand!"
JAY ALVAREZ (Playwright/Actor) is a bi-coastal actor whose Los Angeles theatre credits include: “Havana Bourgeois” opposite Tony Plana, (Haywood Theatre), “Noblesse Oblige” (Stages Theatre) and the Ovation Nominated play “The Shelter” (The Odyssey Theatre) TV credits include: the unforgettable French Waiter on Fox’s “Til Death” with Brad Garrett and Joely Fisher and “The Soprano’s” as well as national commercials for American Express and McDonald’s. In addition to NYC and LA theatre, Jay has worked in Washington DC at The Shakespeare Theater, Kennedy Center Studio Theater and Gala Hispanic Theatre, among others. With “Be Careful! The Sharks Will Eat You!,” Jay embarks on a completely different and new experience, honoring his parents and their journey to America. Jay has performed “Be Careful! The Sharks Will Eat You!” to sold out audiences at Stage Left in NYC as well as Nuyorican Poets Cafe, and Area Stage in Miami. Jay would also like to thank his mentor and Master Teacher, Mr. Wynn Handman. An integral part of American theatre history, Jay credits Wynn for his development as an actor and bestowing on him the confidence to stand on this stage today. Jay’s web site: www.sharkswilleatyou.com
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
THERESA GAMBACORTA (Director) is a NYC actress, playwright and director. “Be Careful! The Sharks Will Eat You!” marks Theresa’s seventh solo play that she has either written and/or developed and directed. Solo shows written by Theresa include Her latest solo play, THE VEGAS PROJECT ran at Stage Left Studio in Feb. 2011 her Off-Broadway hit “La Magnani!” about Italian actress Anna Magnani, which ran for six weeks at The Arclight Theatre enrapturing audiences that included Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson and her hilarious solo play “Breaking The Glass”, directed by Cheryl King, which premiered at Stage Left and was also a part of Estrogenia Solo Voce Festival 2009. She has also developed and directed the solo plays “ Dress Kiss Me” and “Just Back From Dreaming”, both by Marlene Nichols. Recent directorial credits include “Terranova” (Fringe Festival & Fringe Encore 2009) and “Rum Boogie” (The Looking Glass Theatre). She is a Master of Arts candidate in Educational Theatre at New York University. www.theresagambacorta.com
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