Theater: Caridad de la Luz/La Bruja’s “From Poor to Rico” (TONIGHT)

Tonight, Saturday, April 29, 2023, 8:00pm, Caridad de la Luz (La Bruja) presents “From Poor to Rico” at the Repertory Theater, Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture at Hostos Community College (located at 450 Grand Concourse, Bronx, New York). Chloe Rabinowitz (Broadway World) reviews the show in “Caridad de la Luz (La Bruja) to present “From Poor to Rico” at Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture.” [Many thanks to Peter Jordens for bringing this item to our attention.]

Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture, in association with Pepatián Bronx Arts ColLABorative, will present From Poor to Rico, a one-woman show written and performed by the Emmy Award-winning poet, musician and storyteller Caridad De La Luz, known as La Bruja (The Good Witch). The performance is on Saturday, April 29, 2023 at 8:00 p.m. on the stage of the Repertory Theater at Hostos Community College, 450 Grand Concourse (at 149th Street), in the Bronx. Tickets are available at or at the Hostos Box Office, opened Mon-Fri, from 1pm to 4pm and 2 hours before showtime. Call for tickets at (718) 518-4477.

Guided by Caridad, From Poor to Rico offers a powerful testament to the richness of Puerto Rican history, culture, and its people. Audiences meet a resilient island waiting to be free from the historical weight of colonization. Caridad envisions a future built on Indigenous – Afro – Taíno – Jíbaro culture and imagination. She dedicates her work to the Puerto Rican diaspora, a love letter to lives lost and to those still surviving. With original poetry, music, and visuals, Caridad invites us ALL to imagine a better future for Puerto Rico.

Caridad De La Luz won an Emmy Award as Script Writer of “Legacy of Puerto Rican Poetry”, a cultural segment that aired on ABC TV during the National Puerto Rican Day Parade 2021. As of January 2022, she became the Executive Director of the Nuyorican Poets’ Café, where she began her artistic career in 1996. She is a multi-faceted writer, performer, composer, and has been one of America’s leading spoken word poets for over 20 years. She was named in the “Top 20 Puerto Rican Women Everyone Should Know” (La Respuesta). Known as a “Bronx Living Legend,” Caridad received a Citation of Merit from the Bronx Borough President and The Edgar Allan Poe Award from The Bronx Historical Society. She has performed at The Apollo, Lincoln Center, Gracie Mansion, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, City Hall in New York City and international venues. Since her 1996 debut performance at the famed Nuyorican Poets Café, she is now its new Executive Director. Caridad is a 2019 Jerome Hill Artist Fellow, a David Prize finalist and is cultivating her own art space in the Soundview area of The Bronx called “El Garaje.” This new full-length work, “From Poor to Rico” will be available for future touring. 

Pepatián: Bronx Arts ColLABorative is a non-profit, South Bronx-based arts organization founded in 1983 by award-winning artists Merián Soto, visual artist/MacArthur Fellow Pepón Osorio, and educator/director Patti Bradshaw. Directed by Jane Gabriels, Ph.D. since 1999 in collaboration with multiple artist consultants/ co-directors, Pepatián: Bronx Arts ColLABorative is dedicated to creating, producing and supporting contemporary multidisciplinary art by Latina/o/x and Bronx-based artists.

The Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture consists of a museum-grade art gallery, a 367-seat Repertory Theater, and a 900-seat Main Theater, presenting artists of national and international renown. It is easily accessible from Manhattan, Queens and New Jersey and is a mere 15 minutes by subway from midtown Manhattan. [. . .].

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From Poor to Rico
Caridad de la Luz (La Bruja)
Saturday, April 29, 2023, 8:00 pm
Repertory Theater, Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture, 450 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10451

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