Growing Up Gonzales
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Growing Up Gonzales
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Growing Up Gonzales NYC Reviews and Tickets

84%
(55 Reviews)
Positive
94%
Mixed
4%
Negative
2%
Members say
Funny, Absorbing, Great acting, Entertaining, 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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65
Great acting, Slow

See it if You come from a Puerto Rican background. Enjoy one man shows You enjoy shows that are mostly focused on monologues and storytelling

Don't see it if You don't enjoy one man shows You're looking for a fast paced show with a lot of action Read more

67
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent

See it if have interest in drama

Don't see it if you get upset over death and struggles.

Critic Reviews (2)

The New York Times
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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TheaterScene.net
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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