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In the one man show, Be Careful! The Sharks Will Eat You!, Jorge “Jay” Alvarez recounts his family’s escape from Fidel Castro’s Cuba in 1964. Gay writer and actor Alvarez impersonates a remarkable range of characters, from his stubborn abuela to an American ship-captain to his ever-persevering father Humberto. The show has toured the country, winning accolades at both New York’s and Hollywood’s fringe festivals. After the limited MetroStage run, Alvarez will work with Grammy-winning jazz musician Paquito D’Rivera to compose a score for a full-length Broadway version of the show. To April 22. MetroStage, 1201 North Royal St., Alexandria. Tickets are $40. Call 800-494-8497 or visit metrostage.org.
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