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BAAD! The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance proudly presents Los Nutcrackers: A Christmas Carajo,written and directed by Charles Rice-González. This marks the second year that the playwright steps in to helm the play. Returning for an exciting year, the play interweaves two holiday classics, The Nutcracker and A Christmas Carol, and creates a queer, Latino play about a gay couple who go on a psychedelic trip through their lives one Christmas Eve.
This gay, Latino comedic play centers around a couple, Carlos and Gabriel, who have been together for 15 years. Their arguing and fighting has reached the queer heavens from which comes a ghetto thug/diva spirit who guides them on a trip through their lives. They travel to the first time they met back in 1986 at a white party at the Palladium dancing to Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam to a catastrophic trip to City Center to see The Nutcracker, to a dinner party with Martha Stewart fanatics, and more.
The play also features a talented and sexy cast of Latino actors with Johnathan Cedano, Robert Maisonett, Johary Ramos, Yosvany Reyes and Jesse Vega. Drag Diva Appolonia Cruz returns as the Holiday Hostess. Los Nutcrackers spent three years in development at BAAD!, then had its premiere production in 2004.