Maria Costa on Top

She brings her one-woman play - Macho Men and the Women Who Love Them - to the stage, October8

Published on LatinoLA: October 7, 2005

Maria Costa on Top

Maria Costa ?The Mambo Queen of Comedy? (The It Factor, Dangerous Minds) will allow an intimate look into her love life as she performs her hilarious one woman multi character show ?Macho Men and the Women Who Love Them?. Maria is one of the industries fastest rising stars and in this performance she seeks advice from friends and family on her relationship with her own personal ?Macho? husband Francisco. This ?muy caliente? comedy special will be filming in front of a live audience at 8 pm, on Saturday, October 8th 2005 at the 1,200 seat Ricardo Montalban Theatre, 1615 N. Vine St., Los Angeles, Ca. 90028. FREE Caribbean cocktail reception at 7pm.

The award-winning production of ?Macho Men and the Women Who Love Them? co-produced by Nosotros and directed by the well seasoned actor/director Mike Gomez has graced the stages of many prestigious theatres such as the National Comedy Theater, the Hudson Theater in LA, and The Here Theater in New York. The show also headlined at the Latino Laugh Festival in San Antonio and opened the 2003 Salsa Congress, both performances delighted audiences of 1000 plus. This grass roots production has packed houses and received standing ovations from people of all races and walks of life. Due to heavy demand, this evening?s show will also be filmed.

Critics claim, ?Maria Costa explodes on stage with brilliant comedic skill, coursing trough her veins is the DNA of the Marx Brothers, Lucille Ball, and Fanny Brice,? CBS Radio. ?Roaringly funny? Costa?s humor packs the punch of raw Cuban rum on an empty stomach, a non-stop bust a gut show?, Latin Style Magazine.

The evening will also feature an after party fashion show with Maria?s own clothing line for both sexes. The ?Mamita? for her line of clothing is a celebration of women?s curvy attributes and are a bold and beautiful expression of femininity. The Mamita line features a guayavera for women, traditionally wore by men, and a tribute belt and bag to Celia Cruz, Mari Costa?s personal hero. The ?Machismo? for him line of clothing was designed with a men?s suave, confident, masculine macho attitude in mind and features Machoveras, a modern, edgy take on the traditional guayavera.

Media members and a guest are invited to attend both the show and receptions complements of Maria Costa. For a press kit and interviews please contact, Rafael O. Calder?n at 323-842-0403. Tickets will be available at the box office the day of the event, or by calling 323-692-3075 or at www.mariacosta.com. Tix $12 w/reservations. $15 at the door. $10 p/ticket for 5 or more people.

The reception and after party are hosted by Captain Morgan Rum and Jose Cuervo.

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