THE SEX FILES: All About The Meat (The Garcias)
Truly inspired, multi-part performances, high gay camp, performed at a blistering pace all down at the super neato space of the DMAC-DUO Multicultural Arts Ceneter on E 4th Street in Manhattan, this is what the play All About Meat (The Garcias) gives you. A show as much about male escorts as it is at times a sardonic statement about the place of immigrants in these United States. I just love when I can hit something for The Sex Files that has a little spice to its meat (pardon the pun).
Let me acknowledge the cast first and foremost as each person here is working his or her asses off.
There’s Mario Bosquez in a drag roll tour de force for the ages; Cat Lippencott, performing more roles in this 90-min then should be humanly possible; Lourdes Simon, Facundo Rodriguez, Antonio Minino, and Mark Moore all buzz in and out to keep the action at a wacky fever’s edge as Michelangelo Alasa, the writer/director heads up all the fun and fictitious action in the Garcia family.
I’m not sure I can even describe to you what’s actually happening at any one time as we open with a funeral, then meander round a T.V. show, then to the freewheeling interaction of ‘the family’ and the slow reveal of the business they are all into. Alasa’s story certainly centers around one concept (a Jersey chorizo/escort business) but we get quite a few moments of complete abject naughtiness, quite a good look at Facundo’s body (as we should, the guy is in killer shape) and the night I attended some very funny breaking-the-4th-wall moments from Alasa’ himself (some of the best moments for me personally).
As I have opined previously in other SEX FILES it’s not so often I get to see some good solid sexy stuff on stage and AAM certainly delivers in that area. And though granted, this is not everyone’s cup of tea (actually I think this play is going to work best for a decidedly specific audience) All About Meat (The Garcias) has returned to the DMAC-DUO for another run after its very successful one a few months ago. There is also a much more dramatic piece, written by Alasa too, that runs on Friday nights, for free, called Confessions of a Cuban Sex Addict.