May 16, 2009 – June 7, 2009
Thursdays 2PM and 8PM, Saturdays 8PM, Sundays 2PM
Four young Latino men have a chance meeting at Burrito World in Omaha and discover they share the same name! Even though their ancestral roots are different (one is from Puerto Rico, one is from Cuba, one is from Mexico and one is from the Dominican Republic), not only do they share a common name, they share a common dream: to stage a show of Latin standards that puts forth a positive image to counteract Latino stereotypes. Enter Maria, a beautiful woman who provides a romantic interest as the gentlemen vie for her attentions.
Performed in Spanish and English, 4 Guys Named José… And Una Mujer Named Maria features some of the most evocative Latin music ever written (including such standards as La Bamba, Guantanamera, I Like It Like That and Bésame Mucho) sung in four- and five-part harmony. Conceived by David Coffman and Dolores Prida with a wise and funny book by Ms. Prida, 4 Guys Named José… And Una Mujer Named Maria is brimming with the zest of life intrinsic to the Latino culture.