A co-production between Loud And Live, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County and South Florida PBS, ¿Qué Pasa, U.S.A.? Today is a stage adaptation of the iconic television series by Nelson Albareda, which first aired in 1977 and that followed the process of adaptation of the Peñas to the U.S., their adopted country.
In this new edition, the play will follow the lives of the original characters forty years after the events of the TV show. The abuelos are gone, the parents have become grandparents, and the kids have children of their own. Now, it’s up to the next generation to continue the family legacy, facing new challenges and forging a new future for the Peña household.
The cast features four members of the original television cast: Connie Ramírez (Violeta), Barbara Ann Martin (Sharon), Ana Margo (Carmen) and Steven Bauer (Joe), with Vivian Ruíz, Martha Picanes, Rodolfo Jaspe, Grethel Ortíz, Tania Guzmán, Ariel Texidó, Nick Simmons y Eduardo Wasveiler rounding out the talented ensemble.
¿Qué Pasa, U.S.A? Today will be opening at the Adrienne Arsht Center’s Ziff Ballet Opera House on Thursday, May 12 at 8 p.m., with additional performances Friday, May 13 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, May 14 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, May 15, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets start $51.45 and can be purchased online via the Arsht Center’s website.