Teatro LATEA and Howling Moon Cab Company's world premier of Tango Fever opened with a smashing success. The cast electrified audiences with its dance numbers. Tango Fever is tale of lust, infidelity, seduction and the quest for passion, set in a tango dance studio. Experience the world of tango, the captivating dance numbers and physical drama. Feel the magic of an international professional cast of characters in a tale that mirrors real life experiences...as a woman desperately seeking passion in her life returns to tango dancing. Follow the sensuality of the dance as legs are interlaced, heels kicked up and calves caressed. The emotional texture of tango and seductive relationships bring about unexpected complications for the woman and the other studio dancers.
Tango Fever opened Wednesday, September 19th and runs until October 7th at Teatro LATEA on New York's Trendy Lower East Side (107 Suffolk Street at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center). Performances are Wednesday thru Friday at 8pm, Sundays at 4pm. Tickets can be purchased at Smarttix or by calling (212) 529-1948.
Meri Wallace, a modern multi-faceted woman, a nonfiction author, national columnist, television personality, child and family therapist, dancer, playwright and co-producer partnered with Nelson Landrieu, veteran award winning television, stage and film actor and Executive Director of Teatro LATEA for this production.
"Art is a unifying force, my overarching goal with this production is not only the play's quality and message, but the show's vast ethnic and cultural diversity, said Nelson Landrieu, who also lends his talent to the stellar cast as Mr. Muro, the wise veteran studio instructor.
"I am just thrilled with the opportunity to work with such a talented professional cast. As a playwright, I believe the play sends a clear message of the importance of passion in our daily life....after all passion is the essence of our existence," claimed Meri Wallace.
World-renowned tango dancer Esteban Domenichini, is featured in the lead role of Paul, the immigrant dancer, star student in Muro's dance studio, Esteban is considered one of the best tango dancers in his native Argentina and is in the USA for this performance, He is best known for his role in Tanguera, whose world tour took him to London, Paris, Berlin, Tokyo, Germany, Miami and New York to sold out audiences.
Jose Esquea director of Tango Fever, born of parents from the Dominican Republic, is the founder and producer of Soñadores Productions. As LATEA's artistic director, along with Mateo Gomez, he introduced award-winning Shakespeare series which has produced Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth 2029, Romeo and Juliet ,and King Lear. Other directing credits include the operetta La Llorona (York Theatre Company), and Ángeles sin alas (Producers Club Theaters).
Valeria Solomonoff -Once again demonstrates her talent in Tango Fever's choreography. Her performance qualities and innovative choreographies have been extensible praised by publications such as the Washington Post, New York Times, and the New York Post...who claimed of her "either you have it or you don't. She has it!"
Mariana Parma (Uruguay) Plays the lead role of Anna, The Woman in search of passion and married to Richard. Mariana is an internationally acclaimed performer, featured on stage, television and film, specializing in Argentine Tango and Salsa. She coached Chita Rivera in tango and has won the USA tango Championship.
Set Design: Yanko Bakulic
Lighting: Alex Moore
Costumes: Lina Sarrrello
Stage Manager: Basil Rojas
Established in 1982 Teatro LATEA is an award-winning nonprofit Off-Off Broadway Latino theater. LATEA fosters and promotes the cultural heritage and talents of Latinos, as producers, writers, directors and performing artists while providing access to a diverse group of professional and emerging artists. It is the founder of the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Educational Center, one the City's largest and ethnically diverse arts incubator and where the theater is housed. LATEA is a proud member of The Alliance of Latino Theaters, New York.
The company is the producing entity of Meri and Jonathan Wallace. Established in 2004, our company is dedicated to producing quality plays of upcoming, talented playwrights. For more information go to company website at www.howlingmooncabcompany.com.