Man of the House (Or: How I Tracked Down My Dad, the Spy)
In this world premiere, master storyteller David Gonzalez returns with a brand-new, semi-autobiographical solo show about Pablito, a young boy of Cuban/Puerto Rican heritage who searches for his long-lost father while spending a summer in Miami. Age 9+
- Nov. 2 - 3, 2013
- Family Theater
- 60 minutes
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A world premiere Kennedy Center commission
Produced by RainArt Productions
MAN OF THE HOUSE
Or: How I Tracked Down My Dad, the Spy
Written and performed by David Gonzalez
Original live music by Daniel Kelly
Directed by Karen Jenson
Video design by David Gonzalez and Karen Jenson
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"Son, I've got to go. Now you are the man of the house." Though it's been six years since his father abandoned his family, these words still burn in young Pablito's ears. But a summer in Miami, away from his mom and home in New York City, gives Pablito a chance to track down his dad and find out why he left. His search leads to many unexpected discoveries, including a surprising revelation about his father's "secret life" that just might bring their family back together. Hailed as "an engaging performer with a supple voice and a command of gestures" by the New York Times, master storyteller David Gonzalez (Sleeping Beauty, Aesop Bops!) returns with this new semi-autobiographical solo show, using rich vocalization, engaging physicality, and funky music to bring this honest and inspiring coming-of-age tale to life.
For age 9 and up.
Performance Timing: 60 minutes
News and Reviews
Storyteller David Gonzalez Talks Career, Upcoming World Premiere at Kennedy Center
- About Performances for Young Audiences at the Kennedy Center
- David Gonzalez's Facebook Official Facebook page of David Gonzalez.
- David Gonzalez's Website Official website of storyteller, musician, poet, actor, writer, and music therapist David Gonzalez.
Performances for Young Audiences is made possible by
Additional support for Performances for Young Audiences is provided by Adobe Foundation, The Clark Charitable Foundation; Mr. James V. Kimsey; The Macy's Foundation; The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation; Park Foundation, Inc.; Paul M. Angell Family Foundation; an endowment from the Ryna and Melvin Cohen Family Foundation; U.S. Department of Education; Washington Gas; and by generous contributors to the Abe Fortas Memorial Fund and by a major gift to the fund from the late Carolyn E. Agger, widow of Abe Fortas.
Major support for educational programs at the Kennedy Center is provided by David and Alice Rubenstein through the Rubenstein Arts Access Program.
Education and related artistic programs are made possible through the generosity of the National Committee for the Performing Arts and the President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts.