Convergences Theatre Collective is pleased to announce A MEXICAN AFFAIR's summer residency at The Paper Factory Hotel’s Rose Room in Long Island City (37-06 36th Street, Queens, NY 11101). An evening of delicious food, music, candid stories, and spicy romance, created and performed by Rafa Reyes (Awarded Cultural Representative of Veracruz), with arrangements by musical director Felipe Fournier (two-time Grammy Awards nominee; One time Latin Grammy Awards nominee), and directed by Jeremy Williams (The Woman Who Was Me). Tickets start at $25 (VIP tables and bottle service also available) and can be purchased online at http://roseroom.nyc or by calling 718-706-8636. Doors open one hour prior to performance for dinner and drinks.
A MEXICAN AFFAIR will play the following performances through August 11th:
Fri, May 5 at 9:30pm -Cinco de Mayo Celebration Featuring special guest vocalist Lauren Langbaum (West Side Story - Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre), percussionist Jhair Sala (Pedrito Martinez Group) and percussionist Rubén Coca (Heineken Jazz Fest).
Fri, June 2 at 9:30pm
Fri, July 7 at 9:30pm
Fri, August 11 at 9:30pm
Rafa Reyes celebrates the relationship of his native Mexico and the United States, and the beautiful cultural influences between both countries. An evening featuring popular Jazz tunes written by Mexican and American composers. The thrilling fusion of rhythms and musical influences work in tandem with the Paper Factory Hotel’s Rose Room fusion of architecture and design. An adventure filled with passion, heartbreak, and a little dirty mambo! A Mexican Affair will offer an exquisite evening of great food and entertainment for a truly unique New York experience.
Created and performed by Rafa Reyes. Featuring Felipe Fournier on vibraphone, Dan Martínez (Supermambo!) on bass, Hugo Moreno (The Filmharmonic Brass, Jarana Beat, The Gregorio Uribe Big Band, Le Train Bleu, Marlboro Music Festival) on trumpet, Joel Mateo (Chembo Corniel Quintet, Jan Kus, Mixtura, Oasis) on drums, and percussionists Guillermo Barrón.
Running Time: 70 Minutes
Subway Directions: R, M lines to 36th Street Station in Queens.