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Not My Baggage To Bare

You Are Now the Owner of This Suitcase Written by Mando Alvarado, Jenny Lyn Bader, Barbara Cassidy, Les Hunter, Joy Tomasko, Gary Winter, and Stefanie Zadravec Conceived and Directed by Ari Laura Kreith Theatre 167 West End Theatre, NYC April 9-May 1, 2016

The instantly recognizable blue logo for the A train provides the “a” in the sign reading "Once Upon A Time" that hangs high above the stage upon which You Are Now the Owner of This Suitcase is performed. It alerts spectators that what they will see is not your typical take on New York City; and the creative force behind it, Theatre 167, is not your usual theater company. The company takes its name from the 167 languages spoken in its birthplace of Jackson Heights, Queens, and describes its mission as bringing together voices from a multiplicity of backgrounds in an intensely collaborative process of theatrical creation. You Are Now the Owner
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Pearl Jam's Music Featured in Rendition of Hamlet

At the Here performance space in New York City, a rock ‘n’ roll adaptation of Hamlet, A King of Infinite Space, is currently underway, but that’s not all. The score for the production is a live performance of Pearl Jam music—not by the band itself, but still. The show was created by Mando Alvarado and is being directed by Jerry Ruiz. The Here website describes the show as a version of Hamlet set in the Lower East Side in the ’90s, condensed into an “adrenaline-fueled 80 minutes.”...
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