Tickets to 2014 World's Fair Play Festival Now On Sale
2014 marks Queens Theatre's 25th Anniversary Season which coincides with the 50th and 75th anniversaries of the 1939 and 1964 World's Fairs. In celebration Queens Theatre will produce THE WORLD?S FAIR PLAY FESTIVAL (WFPF), a presentation of ten original ten-minute plays inspired by the 1939 and 1964 World?s Fairs. Both World?s Fairs brought families, friends and total strangers together from around the country and across the world to experience a vision for the future in performances, exhibitions and art. The Theaterama, in which Queens Theatre is housed, is one of only three buildings constructed for the 1964 World's Fair that is still standing.
THE WORLD'S FAIR PLAY FESTIVAL will play eight performances only July 18-27, 2014 at Queens Theatre (14 United Nations Avenue South, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, NY 11368). Performances are Friday, July 18, 2014 through Sunday, July 27, 2014. Tickets are $18 available online at www.queenstheatre.org or by calling the Box Office at 718-760-0064. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the Queens Theatre Box Office, Monday 10am to 2pm, Tuesday through Saturday 10am to 6pm, Sunday 10am to 3pm. (Senior discount available.)
The WFPF will celebrate the rich, vibrant history that continues to animate Flushing Meadows Corona Park, the borough of Queens, and more broadly - New York City. The Festival is produced by Queens Theatre Managing Director Taryn Sacramone, Director of New Play Development Rob Urbinati, and Festival Director Brant Russell. The Festival will feature six actors and three directors and a small ensemble of actors. Brant Russell remarks, "The Festival will invite audiences to look into the future with the same optimism and hope - even in the face of significant challenges - that the World?s Fairs inspired in its visitors."