Ybor City is about the rise of unionism and the healing of racial divides within an American community. The musical is set in the town of Tampa Florida in 1918. When Rafael comes to town to read newspapers for the factory workers, he falls for Teresa, the sister of union organizer Catalino. Romance blossoms, tensions rise, and when Catalino takes a stand against forced overtime, violence erupts. Can the community come together? Will the union survive? What is worth fighting for?
In this show, the tavern becomes the tobacco factory, and the audience becomes part of the Ybor City community. For more info, see the webpage below:
A short slideshow from our 2018 Manhattan Workshop
Book by Anita Gonzalez; Music and Lyrics by Dan Furman