Monday, March 7, 2011

the arts just keep on comin' - @PS 69 this weekend


A young woman arriving from Ecuador accidentally switches suitcases with a mysterious stranger. Her quest to recover the missing suitcase will lead her to encounter lovers, dreamers, fighters, a magical cell phone, books that come to life, and the best guitar player in the world.
Picking up where last year’s 167 Tongues left off, You Are Now The Owner Of This Suitcase is the
second part of a trilogy exploring the emotional geog
raphy of Jackson Heights, Queens, the most culturally diverse neighborhood in the world.
Conceived and directed by Ari Laura Kreith

Written by Mando Alvarado, Jenny Lyn Bader, Barbara Cassidy, Les, Hunter, Joy Tomasko, Gary Winter, Stefanie Zadravec
Starring Patricia Becker, Rajesh Bose*, Kim Carlson*, Arlene Chico-Lugo, Kathleen Choe*, Bernardo Cubria*, Ross DeGraw*, Oscar Fabela, Samuel T. Gaines*, John P. Keller*, Stephanie LaVardera, Waldo Mayo*, Emma Ramos

Dramaturgy by Angie Balsamo
Production Design by Michael Wilson MorganLighting Design by Nicole Pearce
Line Producer: Antonia Fairchild
Stage Manager: Sean McCain

$18 gen, $16 stu/sen (use discount code SUITCASE 1)
$9 12 and under (use discount code SUITCASE2)
or call (800) 838 3006

March 11th: 8pm
March 12th: 2pm & 8pm
March 13th: 2pm
March 18th: 8pm
March 19th: 2pm & 8pm
March 20th: 2pm
March 25th: 8pm
March 26th: 2pm, 8pm
March 27th: 2pm

PS 69
77-02 37th Ave.
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
F/E/7/G/R/V @ Jackson Heights/Roosevelt Ave

Press for You Are Now The Owner Of This Suitcase

Press for 167 Tongues

New York Times:
I had the feeling I was seamlessly dropping in and out of all these different cultures just by walking down the street...

American Theatre Magazine:
The rich diversity of the neighborhood provides ample material for works inspired by and about the various cultures in flux…
PICK OF THE WEEK: (A) tight collaboration of 11 talented playwrights and 29 actors, assembled by [Artistic Director] Ari Laura Kreith
I just returned from seeing something truly wonderful!

This event is made possible in part by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts

*Performing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association. AEA approved Showcase.