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See alumnus perform Off-Broadway, at a discount

Omar Perez, a member of the AU class of 2002, will appear in the Off-Broadway theater production, “Dancing In My Cockroach Killers,” Thursday, Sept. 19 through Sunday, Oct. 20, at the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater, 304 W. 47th St. (between 8th and 9th avenues, near Times Square), a production of Pregones Theater Ensemble.

Curtain time for all Thursday-Saturday shows is 8 p.m.; Sunday matinee is at 3 p.m.; there is one weekday show on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 1:30 p.m. AU alumni will receive a 50 percent discount if purchasing tickets via the following link by 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19: transaction receipt or a valid photo ID must be presented at the theater box office at ticket pick-up.
Omar’s Pregones credits include “The Red Rose,” “The Beep,” “The Caravan,” “Game Over,” “El Apagón/The Blackout,” “Until We Win,” “Aloha Boricua,” and “The Harlem Hellfighters On A Latin Beat.” Other New York stage credits include “The Wizard of Oz,” Adal Maldonado’s “Mambopera,” “Man of La Mancha,” “The Missteps of a Salsa Dancer,” and “September 12th.” As a teaching artist, Omar has collaborated with Lincoln Center Art Institute, CAE, and Arts Connection. He is a recipient of a Ford Foundation Career Advancement Fellowship.

Pregones Theater is a Bronx-based ensemble whose mission is to create and perform original musical theater and plays rooted in Puerto Rican/Latino cultures and to present other performing artists who share its twin commitment to the arts and civic enrichment.