Adapted by Verónica Triana & Jorge Alí Triana
With music by Andrés Cabas
Choreography by Sunilda Caraballo
In Spanish with live simultaneous English translation
Lenght: 2 hours 10 minutes
15 minute intermission
In “Pantaleón y las visitadoras” (Captain Pantoja and The Special Service,) the Peruvian Army recruits Captain Pantaleón Pantoja, a model soldier, a man of integrity and a good husband, for an outlandish mission: to create and manage a Special Service of “visitors” to fulfill the troop’s necessities. Even though it is everything against his moral code, Captain Pantoja is a consummate soldier and the visiting service quickly becomes the most efficient branch of the armed forces. Captain Pantoja’s official progress reports are filled with military statistics and jargon which often become the story’s funniest moments.
The production includes music by multiple Grammy Nominee, composer, singer and pop sensation Andrés Cabas. Cabas has created a score infused with tropical, Andean and jazz rhythms which transmit the essence of the Amazonian region where the play is set.
"Repertorio Español’s rousing, sexy and surprisingly sweet world-premiere production of “Pantaleón y las Visitadoras.” This is a musical, based on a novel by Mario Vargas Llosa, that could give bawdiness a good name. "
The New York Times
"…the entire cast is an absolute knockout…Andres Cabas has given New York theatre one of the most exciting scores I have heard in a long time."