J.Stephen Brantley's PIRIRA to Play West End Theater, 11/15-24

Theatre 167 has announced the Off-Broadway production of J.Stephen Brantley's critically-acclaimed PIRIRA, directed by Artistic Director Ari Laura Kreith (The Jackson Heights Trilogy). PIRIRA will play eleven performances only at the West End Theater (263 West 86th Street, NYC). Performances begin Sunday, November 15 and continue through Sunday, November 24.

As the tiny African nation of Malawi erupts in riots around them, American aid workers Jack and Ericka take shelter in the storage room of a struggling NGO in Lilongwe. At the same time half a world away, Malawian student Gilbert and his gay co-worker Chad begin another day in the back room of a Manhattan florist.

While these two seemingly separate stories take place 7,000 miles apart, all four of the play's actors share the same intimate physical space. The play is inspired by actual events that took place on July 20, 2011. Theatre 167's production explores how our lives are inextricably linked across cultures, continents, language, and time.

The production stars Adrian Baidoo, J.Stephen Brantley, Todd Flaherty (Fresh Kills, 59E59) and Flor de Liz Perez (In the Time of the Butterflies, Repertorio Español).

Tickets are $30-$50, with $60 premium tickets and discounted student/senior/group rate/theatre artist tickets available online at www.theatre167.org. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the theater ½ hour prior to performance.

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