Midwest Premiere

Evolution of a Sonero

The first full-length solo show by acclaimed artist Flaco Navaja. With unabashed love for The Bronx, a gift for crafting memorable characters, and genuine good humor, Navaja and five top-notch musicians —aka The Razor Blades— bring on the charm, the rhythm, and the soul essential to a Bronx Sonero. Paying homage to many great musical icons —from Janis Joplin to Menudo, from The Doors to Héctor Lavoe, from Jimi Hendrix to Rubén Blades— the play is as much about Navaja’s creative evolution as it is about the wild mix that gives life to a rhyme, a people and a culture.

9/29/2022 - 10/23/2022

Written and performed by:

Flaco Navaja

Directed by:

Miranda González


“The Razor Blades”

Piano / Musical Director

Darwin Noguera


Freddy Quintero


Brian Rivera


Javier Quintana-Ocasio


Ángel Meléndez

Running: 80min

Age: High School (15 and older)

Genre: Solo-show

Performed in English and Spanish.


Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00pm;

Sundays at 4:00pm

Location: UrbanTheater Company - 2620 W. Division St. Chicago, IL. 60622.

Ticket Price: $40

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