Eight Tales of Pedro
"A thought-provoking focus on Latino heritage. "
-Mark Lord, Queens Chronicle
"The ultimate message of undying hope for one and all."
-Cliff Kasden, The Queens Courier
"Humorous and poignant"
-Byrne Harrison, Stagebuzz
"Funny, thought-provoking & healing."
-Brett Mann, Show-score
"Stories are what helps us to keep going as we seek refuge from danger, sickness, and those we lose as we make our journeys in the world. The power of telling our own stories as saving grace and hope is beautifully captured. Well done!" Cheryl Bear, New Play Exchange
"Eight Tales of Pedro" is a kaleidoscope. With each turn, the audience feels different emotions, often contrary to those they just felt. It is contemporary, but includes classic structure and content. It's filled with hardships and tragedy, but also humor and hope, and shows how telling stories forms a community out of strangers. There are tricksters and fools, but also people who have experienced adverse reality. This play is rich in depth, subtlety, and theatricality. It is heartbreaking, yet hopeful. "- Steven G Martin, New Play Exchange
"You need to witness the magic for yourself.. The story is important and highly relevant to the Latin experience in America right now, and it has some twists that will keep you wondering and enquiring as you take this journey home with you. It is funny....so funny...physically funny but also Garcia's wit is evident in his best work ever... it is sad, it is powerful and it is inspiring...there are too many good and important things happening in just the right combination for you to miss it!" Hunter Peress, Show-Score
"Genuinely one of the best pieces of theatre I've seen in a long time. It's what I've come to view as lightning in a bottle nowadays: the book, direction, production, performances...they're ALL high-quality.... The story evoked boisterous laughter, heartfelt nostalgia, and genuine empathy. It celebrates both the Latin people and their culture, yet conveys their struggle--one that so many can relate to--without ever being preachy. It really is a gem of a show, and I'm so, so happy that I had the chance to see it. I can't wait to see where it goes from here, because this certainly isn't--nor should it be--the end of its life."- Natalie Jones, Show-Score
" I love this cast of actors and talented storytellers navigating easily between the poignant real life Latinx people and the parallel of the comedic folktale characters they take solace in, celebrating their proud heritage and giving comfort and joy through hope filled, universal stories of a better tomorrow and the triumph of love! "- Mario X Soto
"No lo puedo creer! This show es increíble! Everything was so SEAMLESS. The script is so on point! It hits every moment you could think of and so much you were not expecting. The direction is also seamless and uses it's subtlety as the biggest advantage. The direction kept me engaged. I was hooked the entire show" - Viktoria IV King.
"Go see this show. I cannot say enough about it, (but I'll try). Beautiful. Poignant. Timely and Timeless. Profound script by Mark-Eugene Garcia, creative directing by Rodrigo Ernesto Bolaños, and heartfelt acting by Germainne Lebron, Kat Peña, and the rest of the cast. You will laugh, cry, and everything in between as this show takes you on a journey which is both magical and grounded, tragic yet hopeful, all while addressing some of today's most alarming social justice issues in an outside-the-box storytelling adventure." - Rachel Foote Allen
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