Be Careful! The Sharks Will Eat You! with Jay Alvarez



Sponsored by Key West Bed and Breakfast
The Studios of Key West presents off-Broadway theatre at its finest with “Be Careful! The Sharks Will Eat You!” on January 28, 29, and 30. A spellbinding solo piece presented by masterful performer Jay Alvarez, the story relates a family’s perilous escape from Cuba, told from the perspective of a young boy.

From the sultry glitz and glamour of Havana nightlife in the 1950s to the dangers of the coming revolution, Alvarez morphs quickly, dynamically and dramatically from character to character, old and young, male and female, as he depicts the story of his family’s decision to set sail into the dark, shark-infested Caribbean Sea in 1964, in a tiny boat. The show is a harrowing but uplifting tribute to Alvarez’s mother and father who risked all to be with their children, at a time when many families were parted forever.

“Sharks” has performed to sold out audiences in New York, Miami and Los Angeles, and won “Best of Hollywood Fringe” and “Top Solo Performance, Fringe NYC. The one-man show, written and performed by Alvarez, and developed and directed by Theresa Gambacorta, is equal parts oral family history and guided tour of prerevolutionary Cuba.

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Ticket Price:

$35/$30 mbrs

Curtain Times:

Thu Jan 28, 8pm

Fri Jan 29, 8pm

Sat Jan 30, 8pm

Sat Matinee Jan 30, 3pm


533 Eaton Street