Logan Square Storyteller Rob Ruiz Returns With Hit One-Man Show, “The Spanglish Memoirs”

Storytelling is a craft. Some storytellers hone their crontaneous, moment-to-moment autobiographical one-man show, returns for two nights only: Friday, June 27, and Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 7:30 pm.  Friday’s performance will be hosted by Mathew Lyon Montalvo, creator of viral video “I Love Adobo,” and Saturday’s performance will be hosted by storytelling diva Kelli HoneySweet of “The HoneySweet Experience.”  All performances take place at Gorilla Tango Bucktown, 1919 N Milwaukee, Chicago IL, 60647. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at gorillatango.com/bucktown or by calling 773-598-4549.

From stories born from childhood days spent sitting on the stoop entertaining friends and his 100-member-plus PuertoRican family to his many career moves (boxer, bouncer, radio personality, teen counselor, maximum-security prison officer working with some of the most hardened criminals in the Midwest), Rob’s stories are spun with humor and heart. Now in his upcomingdebut show “The Spanglish Memoirs,” Rob willenterain audiences and take them back to a time of innocence,cucos in the closet, inappropriateabuelitas, and calls and visits to La Isla.Never rehearsed, Rob’s storytelling is the real deal: unscripted and raw, he relies on memory and audience reaction. “The Spanglish Memoirs” is part storytelling, part stand-up and sketch comedy, part improv, parte disparate, and all corazon.

Rob Ruiz’s stories have been enjoyed by audiences across the country. Select credits include Grown Folks Stories, Solo in the Second City, Vocalo Music & Stories, The Mike Oquendo Comedy Show, Stoop-Style Stories Live!, Kindling Tales, Put ‘Em Up, and The Moth StorySlam. For more information on Rob, please visit www.thespanglishmemoirs.com. 


Gorilla Tango Bucktown is a year-round performance venue featuring an 79-seat blackbox theater, rehearsal rooms, and co-producing opportunities providing artists with marketing, box office, and front of house support as well as  strategic business advice for creating sustainable art.

Gorilla Tango Bucktown is conveniently located at the intersection of Western and Milwaukee in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood. Easily accessible by public transportation, GT Bucktown is steps away from the Western Blue Line stop and the #49 Western, #56 Milwaukee, and #73 Armitage bus routes. Metered street parking is available on Milwaukee Avenue. Offering shows for a wide variety of audiences, Gorilla Tango Bucktown performances are listed in full on the website with descriptions and ratings similar to movie theater screenings. GT Bucktown now offers a selection of affordable beer and wine for purchase. Consult the website for rating information, tickets, and details about how to p roduce at this venue.  www.gorillatango.com  1919 N Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago IL 60647 773.598.4549