Peláez Pours Rum & Coke Off-Broadway Beginning Feb. 1

News   Peláez Pours Rum & Coke Off-Broadway Beginning Feb. 1 Carmen Peláez's one-woman show Rum & Coke begins its Off-Broadway engagement at the Abingdon Theatre Feb. 1.

Cuban-American performance artist and actress Peláez penned the work in which she also stars. Carl Andress (Die, Mommie, Die!) directs the work, with a creative team including set designer Ken Larson, costume designer Jessica Jahn, lighting designer Matthew McCarthy, video designer Chris Kateff and sound designer Matt O'Hare.

Press materials for Rum & Coke state, "Pain is funny in this bracing one-woman show, as Camila plunges headlong into her family history during a trip to Havana via Miami. A ferociously comic look at life seen through a Cuban lens, this is a journey that is a hilariously poignant memoir."

Rum & Coke was previously staged by Area Stage in Miami; Chicago's Pegasus Theatre; HBO workspace in Los Angeles; the PS NBC space in New York; and the Coconut Grove Playhouses. Grandniece to painter Amelia Peláez and radio star Ernesto Galindo, Peláez has appeared in the films "Stroll," "Houseguest" and "Last Hand Standing," the latter a finalist in the Chrysler Extreme Filmmaking competition at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Rum & Coke officially opens Feb. 13 and will play a limited engagement through March 2. A Feb. 10 post-show talkback will feature Peláez as well as stage and screen star Lucie Arnaz.

The June Havoc Theatre is located in Manhattan at 312 West 36th Street. Tickets are available by calling (212) 868-4444 or by visiting www.smarttix.com For further information visit www.abingdontheatre.org.

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