Pirira to Welcome Special Guests on 10/25 & 10/27
Theatre 167 (Artistic Director, Ari Laura Kreith; Artistic Producer Jenny Lyn Bader) is honored to announce Yusuf Juwayeyi, Former Ambassador from Malawi to the United Nations, and Philippe van den Bossche, Former Executive Director at Madonna's charity Raising Malawi, will attend performances of PIRIRA this coming weekend and lead post-show discussions.
Friday, October 25th 8pm: Yusuf Juwayeyi
Former Ambassador and Permanent Representative From Malawi to the United Nations
Past Commissioner for Culture and Director of Antiquities in Malawaian Government
Current Associate Professor of Anthropology at Long Island University
Author of Democracy with a Price: A History of Malawi and other works
Sunday, October 27th 3pm: Philippe van den Bossche
Former Executive Director, Raising Malawi, charitable organization co-founded by Madonna
Chairman, CEO Rein Morgan Holdings, LCC
Chairman, Advancing Eco-Agriculture
July 20, 2011. As the African nation Malawi erupts in riots, American aid workers Jack and Ericka take shelter in the storage room of a struggling NGO. Half a world away, Malawian student Gilbert and his gay co-worker Chad begin another day in the back room of a Manhattan florist. By the day's end, they discover their lives are inextricably linked across continents, language, and time.
Starring: Adrian Baidoo, J.Stephen Brantley, Todd Flaherty, and Flor De Liz Perez, PIRIRA runs through November 10, Thurs-Sat at 8pm; Sun at 3pm.
At The Chain Theatre in Long Island City, 21-28 45th Road. (Subway: 7/E/M/G to Court Sq. - just 1 stop from Manhattan on the E).
For more information, see www.theatre167.org.
Ticket Storefront: https://www.artful.ly/store/events/1751 Tickets $18 General Admission, $16 Students/Seniors.
Photo credit Joel Weber