Universes performs Blue Sweat as part of the Goodman's Latino Theater Festival.
Universes is an ensemble of multi-ethnic, multi-disciplinary writers and performers from the Bronx who fuse poetry, theater, jazz, hip-hop, politics, down home blues and Spanish boleros to create theatrical works. The group breaks the bounds of traditional theater to create their own brand of performance, inviting all generations of theater-makers, theatergoers and newcomers to reshape the face of American theater.
Blue Sweat is an affecting portrait of artists and the vibrant culture, traditions and personal experience they bring to their work. When Junior, a hard-luck horn player prepares to play his instrument, his Muse appears and suddenly his life unfolds in a series of provocative vignettes told through a stirring mix of jazz, flamenco, blues and poetry.