by Marcy Clark
In New York one has the opportunity to be a part of many, many communities and worlds. For better or for worse, I am a card carrying member of the Theater Community (actually, I don’t have a card, need to get one of those…).
This weekend there are some exciting possibilities to explore this world, or just escape the bar schene, and be thoroughly entertained while getting your much needed shot of culture.
My dear friend Laura Rohrman is a very talented playwright. And it’s not just me saying that, lots of people agree. She has been a Finalist and Critics Choice for the Samuel French Short Play Festival in 2004, 2005 and 2006 and also gotten accolades from the O’Neill Playwriting Conference, the Princess Grace Fellowship and the Weissberger Award.
The Looking Glass Theatre’s Women’s Writers and Directors Forum is featuring her play “Without” in their lineup. The dates are June 4th-7th. You can get tickets and read more about the shows on their website: http://www. lookingglasstheatrenyc.com
Laura says: “Without is a one-act play about a young woman who gets attacked in Paris and then has to solve the mystery of how and why it may have happened.”
I’m a sucker for mysteries. Sounds pretty enticing, right?
God Tastes Like Chicken
Opening This Friday June 5th and Running through June 21st
At one time in our city’s history a loaf of bread would have cost nearly an entire day’s salary for an immigrant woman. Give Us Bread, a new play by The Anthropologists and artistic director Melissa Fendell Moschitto, takes us back to that time and celebrates the activists and ordinary citizens who organized themselves to protest steeply rising food costs.
Give Us Bread is a riveting, visceral and beautiful play about the food riots of 1917 in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Rich in evocative movement and featuring historical and devised text, Give Us Bread tells the stories of immigrant women, their journey to America, the struggle they faced in 1917 to feed themselves and their families, and how they came together and succeeded in lowering food prices.
Premiere of Give Us Bread: June 5th, 2009 @ 7:30PM
Followed by a reception to benefit the NYC Coalition Against Hunger
The Milagro Theater at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural & Educational Center
107 Suffolk Street, New York, NY 10002
Performance Schedule: June 5 – 21, 2009
Wednesday & Thursday @ 7:30PM
Friday @ 8:00PM
Saturday @ 2:00PM & 8:00PM
Sunday @ 3:00PM
We will post more on Give Us Bread and their highly innovative and intriguing cultural programming, THE FOOD RIOT PROJECT, soon. Check out http://www.theanthropologists.org/The_Food_Riot_Project.html to see the full schedule for both.