Closed 1h 20m
Growing Up Gonzales
Midtown W
84

Growing Up Gonzales NYC Reviews and Tickets

84%
(55 Reviews)
Positive
94%
Mixed
4%
Negative
2%
Members say
Funny, Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Clever

About the Show

Writer/director Felix Rojas brings back his one-man play about brotherly love and the healing power of saying goodbye. 

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Member Reviews (55)

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78
Entertaining, Funny, Thought-provoking, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if You like one person shows, especially if you're Puerto Rican. Lots of cultural humor but he still connects even if you speak zero Spanish.

Don't see it if You don't like one person shows or shows that don't have a strong story. The anecdotes are funny and moving. The main story not so much. Read more

5
Excruciating, Indulgent, Slow

See it if You speak fluent Spanish and are able to follow a confusing disjointed storyline

Don't see it if You care about nuanced acting or a coherent storyline, as this poorly acted and high school quality material.

Critic Reviews (2)

February 9th, 2012
For a previous production

"Felix Rojas’s script has trouble integrating the light and dark elements of his fraternal portraits...Mr. Rodriguez is an animated and affable M.C., but he’s also an odd choice for a multi-character, one-actor play given his abridged vocal range....The narration becomes especially confusing when characters quote each other, and when Mr. Rodriguez occasionally flubs his lines. Whomever all those crazy stories happened to, in any case, they’re still pretty funny."
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March 31st, 2017
For a previous production

“Mr. Rojas vividly creates an entertaining panorama of the Puerto Rican community in the Bronx of the 1960s and 1970s. A gallery of characters and numerous incidents are lovingly described…With the swagger of a seasoned stand-up comedian and the delivery of a slam poet, Mr. Rodriguez delivers a gripping performance…He also is an excellent mime and that skill is frequently on display…Though small in scale, 'Growing Up Gonzales' is a picturesque and moving experience.”
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