Theater for the New City Presents Three Shows Throughout June

Theater for the New City Presents Three Shows Throughout June

This month, we are pleased to present two new shows opening here at TNC. First, "The story of Yu-Huan" a Drama in two acts, written and directed by Joanna Chan. "L'Amfiparnaso" By Western Wind Ensemble. and Theater for the new city would like to welcome back"Bike Shop" written by Elizabeth Barken and Directed by Gretchen Cryer.

"The story of Yu-Huan" a Drama in two acts, written and directed by Joanna Chan and Choreographed by Ashley Liang. It Is a Bilingual drama with dance on the celebrated beauty (708-746 A.D) whose hanging death marked the decline of the mighty Tang Dynasty. Yu-Huan, of the House of Yang, has been an undiminished subject of literature and fine arts throughout thirteen centuries. Her death marked the end of 130 years of unprecedented prosperity in China's Middle Kingdom and a golden age artistic outpourings. Her Life story is the subject of "The Story of Yu-Huan"

Thursday - Saturday, May 30 - June 22
Thursday - Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 3pm
Additional performance Wednesday, June 18 at 7:30pm
All Seats $25
$20 Students & Seniors
Wednesday & Thursday: Pay-What-You-Can (Available at the Box Office Only)

Western Wind Ensemble -Noted vocal ensemble, Celebrates its 45th Anniversary at Theater for the New City with this 1594 Madrigal Comedy by Orazio Vecchi, Illustrated by a Master Mime.
"L'Amfiparnaso" Will have six singers of Western Wind Ensemble interact with each other as they rotate in and out of the various Characters. A mime will add visual component, acting out simultaneously with the music and participating in the "Argumenti" or introductions, That precede each scene in the original script. While the score will be sung in its original Italian, the Arugumenti will be performed in English. In the libretto, Panatalone, Pedrolino, Dr, Graziano, Francatrippa, and Capitan Cardon speak in their respective dialects: Venetian, Bolognese, Florentine and Spanish. The lovers Lucio, Isabella, Lelio and Nisa use the high Italian Tuscan dialect. The music is brilliant and subtle, and explores the psychological nuances and inter-personal relationships of the various characters. It alternates between the High Renaissance madrigal form for the lovers' duets and laments and more regional and folky styles for the comic characters.

June 6 to 8, 2014
The Community Space Theater
Fri June 6 at 8:00 PM; Sat June 7 at 4 & 8:00 PM
Sun June 8 at 4:00 PM
Tickets $20
$15 students & seniors

BIKE SHOP is the story of a Brooklyn bicycle store circa 1993 and its owner, Bobby, an exuberant bike mechanic who runs a shop that was first opened by her grandmother in 1936. Two years after a tragic bike accident, Bobby tries to get back on her bike and get her own life in gear.

As the sole performer in this new musical about the passions that drive us, the choices we make, and the relationships that help to shape us along the way, Elizabeth Barkan brings to life three generations of this colorful, bike-obsessed family, as she builds and fixes real bicycles on the stage and is backed up by the 4-piece "Bicycle Band". Cyclists are encouraged to ride their bikes to the theater and park them on stage as a part of the show.

Barkan is a former bike shop owner in Fort Greene Brooklyn and a former bicycle messenger. She currently teaches Spinning classes at Crunch Fitness. Like the main character of the show she is a former United States Cycling Federation Bicycle racer.

Monday - Saturday at 7:30pm
Sundays at 3:00pm.
Tickets $15
No shows on Sunday June. 29th & July. 4th
Tickets, reservations 212-254-1109 more information about the show can be found at or by e-mail at

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