Be Careful! The Sharks Will Eat You! -- One Family's Escape From Cuba
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Riveting performer Dikran Tulaine (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) examines one of Shakespeare's most controversial plays through the lens of a major modern-day trial and subsequent media frenzy. Scholars throughout the centuries have fiercely debated Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice due to its anti-Semitic portrayal of the villainous Shylock and the ambiguous sexual preference of Antonio, who is willing trade a pound of his own flesh to the merchant to save his friend Bassanio. As the deal for Antonio's flesh unfolds in Antonio & Shylock: Monsters and the trial ensues, videographers greedily capture the action over two live feeds, zooming in on the drama's implicit anti-gay and anti-Jewish bigotry and reinforcing the timeless relevancy of this centuries-old tale with crackling new urgency. Learn More
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Featured review from vern314
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Great time! Not only a great actor able to make one feel as if experiencing the moment but His timing was awesome. Just when I was engaged and ready to cry.....he came out with something funny! Very comfortable environment, dress casual, every seat is a great seat.
The wine and chips at the end went great with meeting and speaking with Mr. Alvarez.
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Alvarez' one-man, bilingual performance was ESPECTACULAR! His thorough account of his family's well calculated escape from Cuba into the vast waters and unknown future captivated our interest from beginning to end. We hope to return and see it...continued
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“This show is off-Broadway theatre at its highest level. … It’s not to be missed!” —Examiner.com
Be Careful! The Sharks Will Eat You! is presented in English, with a few bits of Spanish.*
Jay Alvarez* (Playwright/Actor) is a bi-coastal actor whose Los Angeles theater credits include Havana Bourgeois opposite Tony Plana, (Haywood Theatre), Noblesse Oblige (Stages Theatre) and the Ovation-nominated play _The Shelter _(The Odyssey Theatre). His TV credits include the unforgettable French waiter on Fox’s Til Death with Brad Garrett and Joely Fisher and The Sopranos as well as national commercials for American Express and McDonald’s. In addition to NYC and L.A. theater, Alvarez has worked in Washington, D.C. at The Shakespeare Theater, Kennedy Center Studio Theater and Gala Hispanic Theatre, among others. With Be Careful! The Sharks Will Eat You!, Alvarez 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.