This Week Only: ‘Dancing In My Cockroach Killers’ At Pregones/PRTT!


This Week Only: Pregones/PRTT Gets Ready for Los Angeles with 4 Bronx Performances of


NYC – October 14, 2014 – Uproarious ensemble musical Dancing In My Cockroach Killers, a production of Pregones Theater and Puerto Rican Traveling Theater, gets ready for its West Coast premiere with evening and matinee performances this Thursday to Sunday, October 16 to 19, in The Bronx. The company invites local community members to get on the cheering squad, and will be rolling out new benefits and incentives for members and patrons in attendance, including the chance to win a round-trip ticket to the destination of your choice on Southwest Airlines, the Official Airline of Pregones/PRTT!

Dancing In My Cockroach Killers is an explosive mix of texts, visuals, and music based on the writings of award-winning poet and playwright Magdalena Gómez. Pregones/PRTT’s stellar ensemble delivers the full range of Gómez’s rhythmic realism, boundless hope, and laugh out loud humor. Her characters face real life challenges with courage and flair, and are openly inspired by friends, family, and Latin cultural icons as varied as Lolita Lebrón, Joe Cuba, and Iris Chacón. Following its enormously successful Off-Broadway run last year, the show is now a featured selection in Los Angeles Theatre Center’s historic Encuentro Latino Theater Festival, a national gathering and showcase presented in the City of Angels this October-November by LATC and the Latina/o Theatre Commons.

Each story in Dancing In My Cockroach Killers will have you nodding and finger-snapping in self recognition! An extraordinary evening of live theater and music! Directed by Rosalba Rolón with musical director Desmar Guevara. In English and Spanish with supertitles. 65 minutes.

Magdalena Gómez will be signing copies of her latest book, Shameless Woman, following the show on Friday, October 17th. Dancing In My Cockroach Killers is part of Pregones/PRTT’s Bronx-Manhattan Theater Express — learn more at!
DATES: October 16-19, 2014
Nights — Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00 PM
Matinee – Sunday at 3:00 PM
Book Signing by Magdalena Gómez on Friday, October 17
LOCATION: Pregones Theater, 575 Walton Avenue, The Bronx, NY 10451
TICKETS: Starting at $12 — Group Discounts Available
By phone at 718-585-1202

For more information contact Priscilla Aguilar: 718-585-1202,
THANK YOUS: This program is made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York State
Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature; and
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the NYC Council.



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