MISS YOU LIKE HELL
A Musical by Pulitzer and Tony Award-Winning Playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes, with Music and Lyrics by Erin McKeown
Teatro Paloma, in partnership with Creative Works of Lancaster, presents MISS YOU LIKE HELL at the Ware Center, 42 North Prince Street, Lancaster, PA. Performances are Friday and Saturday, July 1st and 2nd, 2022, at 7:00 p.m.
The production is directed by Maria Soyla Enriquez and José Guillermo Rodríguez Plaza and choreographed by Reyna De Jesus, with musical direction by Brandon Martinez.
The cast, which will also perform on the Penn Square Stage for Celebrate Lancaster on June 24th, includes: Johana Roeynoso, Kathy Rodriguez, Chris Aviles, Corey Landis, Karla Akemann, Angie Santiago, Sonia Moll, Andrew Dixon, Michael Swanson, and Howard Kelin.
General admission tickets are $20, with reduced-price and pay-it-forward tickets available, and tickets are free for the First Friday performance. Tickets for Saturday’s performance include a pre-show discussion and refreshments at 6:00 p.m. Reserve seats for either performance at https://tinyurl.com/mylh2022.
About the Musical:
When a whip-smart, deeply imaginative teenager agrees to take a road trip with her free-spirited Latina mother, neither can imagine where it will take them. Chance encounters with a medley of characters along the way brings them closer to understanding what sets them apart—and what connects them forever. At the heart of the story is a mother-daughter relationship complicated and threatened by immigration policies.
MISS YOU LIKE HELL reminds us that musicals have the power to explore the exposed territory where the political becomes personal. Featuring compelling original songs that are every bit as diverse and eclectic as America, MISS YOU LIKE HELL is a new musical that exudes the joy, love and frustration of being a family in a changing country.
Quiara Alegría Hudes is a writer, strong wife and mother of two, barrio feminist,and native of West Philly, U.S.A. Hailed for her work’s exuberance, intellectual rigor, and rich imagination, her plays and musicals have been performed around the world. They include Water By the Spoonful, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama; In the Heights, winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and Pulitzer finalist; and Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue, another Pulitzer finalist. Her most recent musical, Miss You Like Hell, appeared Off-Broadway at New York’s Public Theater. Originally trained as a composer, Hudes writes at the intersection of music and drama. In addition to Erin McKeown, she has collaborated with renowned musicians including Nelson Gonzalez, Michel Camilo, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and The Cleveland Orchestra.
Erin McKeown is a musician, writer, and producer known internationally for her prolific disregard of stylistic boundaries. Her brash and clever electric guitar playing is something to see. Her singing voice is truly unique – clear, cool, and collected. A familiar presence on NPR and the BBC, McKeown’s songs have also appeared on numerous television shows and commercials. She has spent the last decade and a half playing nearly 200 shows a year while releasing 9 studio albums and refining a distinct and challenging mix of American musical styles.
About the Producing Organizations:
Teatro Paloma’s mission is to represent the rich cultural identities and talents of the Latinx population through Latinx-centered plays and originally devised works in both English and Spanish. Teatro Paloma provides artistic opportunities and connections for artists of color from a variety of backgrounds.
Creative Works of Lancaster’s mission is to nurture and promote creative opportunities throughout our community in order to provide exquisite moments of surprise and delight in an ever-challenging world.
The two companies have been longtime collaborators and are excited to be working together again to bring this musical to the Lancaster community. In addition to collaborating on productions of ¡Bocon! and Yerma, Creative Works was Teatro Paloma’s fiscal sponsor from 2017-2021, and members of Teatro Paloma have participated in Play Grounds: Theater on Site and The 24 Hour Plays: Lancaster with Creative Works since 2016.
Thank you to The Lancaster County Community Foundation and Lemon Street Market for sponsoring Teatro Paloma’s season. Creative Works of Lancaster receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Thanks to the PCA and to regional PA Partner, Berks Arts.