José Can Speak is tomorrow!
In excitement for the show, we are waiving service fees on tickets today!
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Need more info? Here are answers to common questions about the show:
When is the show?
Our production of José Can Speak is tomorrow Saturday, March 25. We will have two shows at 3pm and 7pm.
Where is the show located?
The show will be at Alloy Studios, 5530 Penn Ave (between Stratford & Negley)
Is parking available?
There is metered parking available on the street. The street meters run 8AM-6PM. Additionally, there are two metered lots: one on Centre Ave and Highland Ave, and another on Beatty St behind the library. The lot meters run from 8AM - 10PM.
What time do doors open?
For the 3pm show doors will open at 2pm. For the 7pm show doors will open at 6pm. We will have some snacks and wine available for guests who arrive early!
What forms of payment will you accept at the door?
We will accept cash and credit/debit cards at the door. Tickets at the door are $25. If you need to purchase tickets at the door please arrive early! Doors open at 2pm for the 3pm show, and 6pm for the 7pm show.
Can I bring my kids?
There is no age restriction for the show but use your discretion. The play contains some curse words, content of a sexual nature, and descriptions of domestic violence. Similar to a PG 13 movie.
What language is the show in?
José Can Speak will be performed in English, with some Spanglish mixed in.
Is the show about men or women?
The show contains monologues about men, spoken from the perspective of men, but written and performed by women. Director Linda Nieves-Powell conceived of the idea of Latina women performing as their male counterparts while touring the country with her plays, Yo Soy Latina! and Soul Latina. She says, "Male audience members would always ask me when I was going to write a male version of the Latino experience and I would always answer, I’m not a man, so why don’t you try it." But after numerous requests she decided to take on the challenge! Inspired by real people, the colorful monologues in José Can Speak will entertain, educate, and provoke insightful thought about what truly resides in the heart of a Latino man as told by the Latinas.
How did this show come together?
Café Con Leche’s Tara Sherry-Torres first encountered writer and director Linda Nieves-Powell 10 years ago when she saw a performance of her play Yo Soy Latina! at the famous Nuyorican Poets Café in NYC. The play made an incredible impact on her life and she hoped to bring it to Pittsburgh one day. In 2015, this became a reality when Café Con Leche hosted a production of Yo Soy Latina! as part of Women of Color HERstory month in partnership with New Voices Pittsburgh. After an incredibly successful show in 2015, Café Con Leche is proud to welcome Linda Nieves-Powell back to Pittsburgh for this production of José Can Speak!
Linda brings with her the original cast of Yo Soy Latina! and José Can Speak: Michelle Concha, Antonia Marrero, and Lina Sarrello, three talented actors and dynamic leaders in the performing arts.