Set in an undisclosed location in Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood is a theater performance unlike any other you’ve seen. You and 11 other people will meet and walk over to a duplex house that also serves as a stage to tell the story of one man’s entire life.
That man is one of Miami’s most recognized Blues musicians, Eric Garcia, who also goes by the name Uncle Scotchy. As soon as he opens the door to greet you, the show officially begins.
The idea for Juggerknot Theatre Company’s “The Blues Opera” is pretty straightforward: You’ve been invited to a game night at Uncle Scotchy’s place. Like a couple of life-long friends just hanging out on any given evening, there’s conversation, drinking games, laughter and songs.
Written by Uncle Scotchy himself, the autobiographical play is centered on his own life but is extremely relatable to listeners. He shares profoundly personal stories about love, loss, family and redemption – but we don’t want to give too much away.
As you get deeper into the storyline, you’ll also find yourself whisked into different rooms of the house, interacting with each part of the intimate space.
This isn’t your typical concert or theater show. You’ll laugh, cry and connect through music and stories. “The Blues Opera” returns Wednesday, September 21 and shows run Wednesdays through Sundays. Wednesday and Thursday shows are at 7:30 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; and Sundays at 4 p.m. Click here to find out more!