Thursday, February 23, 2012

A Play by Patrick Horrigan (LIU Brooklyn English Department Professor) & Eduardo Leanez

If you wish you could travel the world with Menudo . . . if you spend hours watching telenovelas with your mother . . . if you love beauty pageants and imagine yourself as one of the contestants . . . if Jean-Claude Van Damme comes to your rescue in your dreams . . . if you can't take your eyes off of Greg Louganis--his smile, his dimples, the shape of his body . . . if you are ten years old, and it's 1986 in Caracas, Venezuela, and you are a boy . . .
 
. . . YOU ARE CONFUSED!
 
Written and produced by Eduardo Leanez & Patrick E. Horrigan and directed by Rosalie Purvis, "You Are Confused!" is a coming-of-age story with a twist.  Eduardo plays Yoel, a hyper-active kid with a passion for boy bands, soap operas, fashion shows, action heroes, and Olympic athletes.  But his greatest role model, and his toughest critic, is his mother.  Fiercely devoted to her son, she is also blind to his gifts and his burgeoning sexuality.
 
"You Are Confused!" takes you on a fast-moving trip through Yoel's childhood in Caracas to his young-adulthood in New York as he battles the bullies within and the bullies out there in the world.
 
Eduardo Leanez embodies Yoel, his mother, all his heroes, and much more in this one-man show about the role models we're given, and the ones we choose, to help us become the person we were born to be.

"You Are Confused!" will be performed at
 
Atlantic Stage 2
330 West16th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues)
New York, NY  10011
(note: this is not a production of the Atlantic Theater Company)
 
Closest subway lines: A, C, E, and L to 8th Ave./14th St.
Parking garage on same block as the theater
 
The performance schedule is as follows:
  • Thursday, March 15 @ 8pm
  • Friday, March 16 @ 8pm
  • Saturday, March 17 @ 2pm and 7pm
 
Full-price tickets:  $25
Group tickets (6 or more):  $20 each; use code URGROUP
Student tickets (with current ID):  $15
 
Ticketing services provided by Ticket Central, 212.279.4200, noon to 8pm daily; or visit  www.TicketCentral.com to purchase tickets online.  Tickets may also be purchased at the door on the day of the show.
 
For more info, email us at youareconfused2012@aol.com.

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