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Pregones: The Red Rose/ La Rosa Roja Play Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 146

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of playbills from the November-December 2005 season, an invitation to the opening night gala event for The Red Rose, and other mailings announcing the play. This small collection is arranged by topic.

Dates

  • 2005

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

In 2005, the theater produced a play based on the life of Jesús Colón called The Red Rose starring Danny Rivera. Colón was a writer dedicated to chronicling the Puerto Rican migrant experience and is today considered an iconic figure in Puerto Rican diaspora history.

Extent

0.20 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

English

Spanish; Castilian

Abstract

The Pregones Theater is a Bronx-based ensemble performing original plays and musical theater rooted in Puerto Rican/Latin culture. Since 1979, the theater has produced more than 50 new plays and presented twice as many visiting performing artists. In 2005, the theater produced a play based on the life of Jesús Colón called The Red Rose starring Danny Rivera. Colón was a writer dedicated to chronicling the Puerto Rican migrant experience and is today considered an iconic figure in Puerto Rican diaspora history. The collection consists of playbills from the November-December 2005 season, an invitation to the opening night gala event for The Red Rose, and other mailings announcing the play.

Arrangement

This small collection is arranged by topic.

Title
Pregones: Red Rose / La Rosa Roja Play Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Archive staff members under the supervision of Pedro Juan Hernandez.
Date
2020
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • 2021: Guide was revised in April 2021 by Wendy Jiménez.

Repository Details

Part of the Archives of the Puerto Rican Diaspora Repository

Contact:
Silberman Building, Hunter College
2180 Third Ave. Rm. 122
New York New York 10065




About the Collections

Our collections consist of personal papers from prominent Puerto Rican artists, elected officials, social activists, writers, as well as the records of community-based organizations. Our largest collection, the Offices of the Government of Puerto Rico in the United States (OGPRUS) Records, measures approximately 2,900 cubic feet and contains an extraordinary amount of information regarding Puerto Rican migrants and the government institutions established to assist them. The collections date from the 1890s to the present, and document Puerto Rican communities in the Northeast, Midwest, Florida, California and Hawaii.