Photo Flash: First Look at Theatre 167's World Premiere 'I LIKE TO BE HERE: JACKSON HEIGHTS REVISITED'
New Ohio Theatre and Theatre 167 present the World Premiere of I Like To Be Here: Jackson Heights Revisited, or, This Is A Mango, conceived and directed by Ari Laura Kreith, and written by Jenny Lyn Bader, J. Stephen Brantley, Ed Cardona, Jr., Les Hunter, Tom Miller, Melisa Tien, and Joy Tomasko. The play is part of the 2nd annual Theater:Village Festival, and runs from September 6 - 27, 2014 in a limited engagement at the New Ohio Theatre, located at 154 Christopher Street between Greenwich and Washington Streets in New York City. Previews begin September 6 for a September 8 opening. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! I Like To Be Here: Jackson Heights Revisited, or, This Is A Mango is the newest, edgiest piece from the company that created The Jackson Heights Trilogy ("an epic song of America''s most diverse neighborhood" - TheaterMania). In the span of one very late night, new faces encounter existing Trilogy characters and re-imagined scenes. A Bangladeshi cab driver working the night shift yearns for an Ecuadorian woman who rises at dawn to bake bread but does not speak her language. An Irish woman fights to keep her family home in the face of gentrification. A closeted Long Island cop comes into town for a date. Drag queens, car dispatchers, sleep deprived parents, gamblers, insomniacs, and dreamers find one another on the streets of Jackson Heights.
The cast includes Eric Aviles, Cynthia Bastidas, J.Stephen Brantley, Brandi Bravo, Ross DeGraw, Marcelino Feliciano, Todd Flaherty, John P. Keller, Azhar Khan, Mauricio Pita, Jerreme Rodriguez, Indika Senanayake, Lipica Shah, Imran Sheikh, Lisann Valentin, Nela Wagman (Director of Obie Award-winning My Left Breast) and Jonathan C. Whitney. The production team includes Todd Flaherty (Set Design), Serena Wong (Lighting Design), Kate Mincer (Costume Design), Emily Auciello (Sound Design), Dan Renkin (Fight Choreography) and Abbey Bay (Stage Manager).
Performances are Wednesdays - Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 7pm. Special opening night show on Monday, September 8 at 8pm. There is no performance on Wednesday, September 10 and the Sunday, September 21 performance is at 2pm. Tickets are $18 and $16 for students and seniors, and can be purchased online at www.NewOhioTheatre.org or by calling 1-866-811-4111. For more info visit www.Theatre167.org, follow on Twitter at @Theatre167, and Like them on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/Theatre167.