Cooler than Kill Bill, hotter than Shaft! The OBIE Award-winning Ma-Yi Theater Company teams up with the NYIT Award-winning Vampire Cowboys for “SOUL SAMURAI” the story of Dewdrop and her fight through the mean streets of a post-apocalyptic Brooklyn. After avenging her lover’s murder in the heart of Coney Island, Dewdrop now must make it back home to the Lower East Side before the shoguns of Kings County find her. In a play that mixes hip-hop culture, blaxploitation, and the martial arts, this production dials it back old school with this seventies-inspired samurai story. This is one slick slice with a sharp sword and a score to settle! “SOUL SAMURAI” is being sponsored by the 2009 New York ComicCon.
About the Company: Vampire Cowboys Theatre Company
Vampire Cowboys Theatre Company was founded in 2000 with the first collaboration between playwright/fight director Qui Nguyen and director Robert Ross Parker. Their highly physical shows actively use modern pop-culture as a vehicle to explore more weighty subjects. In 2003, Vampire Cowboys produced the critically acclaimed Stained Glass Ugly in the Midtown International Theatre Festival. In March 2004, they presented the eponymous Vampire Cowboy Trilogy at the Common Basis Theatre. The hit show was remounted for sold-out crowds in the New York International Fringe Festival in August 2004, and was published inthe anthology Plays and Playwrights 2005 by the New York Theatre Experience. Subsequently Nguyen and Parker were named People of the Year by nytheatre.com.
Tickets will be $25.00. StudWednesdays through Sundays at 8:30 p.m. There will be one additional evening performance on Tuesday,
February 17 at 8:30 p.m.; and 4:00 p.m. matinees on Sundays, February 15 and 22, and Saturdays, February 28, March 7 and 14.
Theater: Here Arts Center
Address: 145 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10013
Cost:Tickets will be $25.00. Students and seniors will be $20.00
Buy Tickets Online or Call: www.here.org at 212-352-3101.