Set simultaneously in Malawi and New York City in July 2011, PIRIRA tracks two stories separated by 7,000 miles. The onstage playing area becomes both a storage room in Lilongwe and the back room in the Chelsea flower district, two worlds overlapping in space and time… In Africa, aid workers Jack and Ericka take shelter during riots, while in Manhattan, Malawaian student Gilbert and his gay co-worker Chad begin their day at work.
Inspired by the African concept of ubuntu, this new play explores the ways in which our lives are inextricably linked across cultures, continents, language, and time.
About the Company: Theatre 167
Born in a community where 167 different languages are spoken, Theatre 167 creates, cultivates, and supports new work by artists of wide-ranging backgrounds, traditions, and beliefs. Our process is deeply collaborative, and we are particularly interested in investigating intersections, boundaries and borders—both cultural and artistic—and exploring how the telling of our individual and collective stories inspires us to appreciate a multiplicity of voices. We bring our community together to share innovative, generous and entertaining theatrical events—events that deepen and enhance our understanding of one another and of the role of theater in our civic dialogue.
Cast: Adrian Baidoo, J. Stephen Brantley, Todd Flaherty, Flor De Liz Perez
Thursdays, Fridays at 8p.m.
Saturdays at 3p.m. and 8p.m.
Sundays at 3p.m and 7p.m.
Theater: West End Theater
Address: 263 West 86th St.
New York, nb p;NY
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Cost:$30-$50, with $60 premium tickets
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Theatre 167 at 646-580-6003