Mieke’s Story, explores the journey of an American teenager struggling with the loss created by her father’s death in Iraq. Visual and written images of the ancient Sumerian myth of the goddess Inanna and her journey into the netherworld are juxtaposed with modern day Mieke’s confrontation with her family and her high school team mates. Her focus on Inanna is a bitter sweet journey, one started with her Dad when he was first deployed in Iraq. Is it a betrayal or tribute to him to turn their research into a school project? Could it help her to heal? This play is appropriate for high school.
About the Company: New Plays for Young Audiences
Based in the Program in Educational Theatre at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New Plays for Young Audiences is an annual summer play development series located in the historic Provincetown Playhouse. Founded in 1998 by Lowell and Nancy Swortzell, NYU’s prize-winning series has developed over 40 new plays written by leading playwrights for young audiences and families. These plays go on to receive both national and international recognition, publication and production.
Saturday, June 15 at 3pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, June 16th at 3pm, followed by an audience discussion
Theater: Provincetown Playhouse
Address: 133 MacDougal Street
New York, NY 10003
Cost:Tickets are $5 for adults and free for children, high school students
Buy Tickets Online or Call: NYU Ticket Central at 212.352.3101