Park Plays

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July 28-August 6, 2017

 

An evening of short plays exploring the world of Flushing Meadows Corona Park. From the Panorama to the Playground for All Children, the 1939 World's Fair to the 2016 US Open, Park Plays takes the audience on a journey celebrating the bold, inclusive spirit of the park which Queens Theatre calls home.

Friday 8pm
Saturday 2pm & 8pm
Sunday 3pm
Additional performance on Thursday, August 3 at 7:30

Audio Description performances on Saturday, August 5 at 2pm and 8pm.

Tickets: $18 

Students/Seniors/Members: $15

 

Presented by Queens Theatre, in association with Theatre 167.

Festival Director: Brant Russell

"Park Plays" is supported, in part, by an Art Works award from the National Endowment for the Arts. 

 

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Well, they're definitely working some kind of charm in Queens Theatre's Park Plays.

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- The New York Times

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The Plays

G.O.A.T. by Ngozi Anyanwu
Directed by Mary Hodges
Three women bring tailgating to a new level in order to help their favorite athlete win the ultimate prize. 


CARE by Jess Barbagallo
Directed by Emma Miller
A play about the romance of friendship.


THE TENNIS CLIMB by Frank Paiva
Directed by Evan Cummings
Nothing brings mother and daughter together like potential alien invasion.

RACE DAY by Don Nguyen
Directed by Mary Hodges
Three sisters discover their own path to victory at the annual dragon boat festival.

WHAT WE ONCE WERE by Lauren Yee
Directed by Marilee Talkington
A trio of museum curators recalls memories of the city big and small.

 

AFTERNOON PRAYERS by Jenny Lyn Bader
Directed by: Michele O’Brien
The intersecting dreams of three passersby in the park. Inspired by a moment in Marina Budhos’ novel Watched.

RUTHIE AT THE FAIR by MJ Kaufman
Directed by: Marilee Talkington
The 1939 World’s Fair was a place of mystery and discovery - and it’s where Ruthie grew up.

AMAZONS OF TOMORROW by Rex McGregor 
Directed by: Evan Cummings
Eleanor Roosevelt was tougher than you think.


TIME AWAY by Richard Hinojosa
Directed by: Emma Miller
A grandmother and a little girl - both runaways - find common ground.

BALLGIRL by Gracie Gardner
Directed by: Emma Miller
The kid who collects errant balls on the court may run the world tomorrow.

 

Photo credit: Dominick Totino Photography

The Cast


Patrice Bell*


Bartley Booz 


Dominique Brillon


Sarah Folkins


Juanita Frederick


Annette Guarrasi


Rachel Handler


Monique Robinson*


Jo Mei*  


Rahoul Roy


Zariah Singletary


Precious Sipin


Ryan Vergara

 

 

Production Stage Manager:
Kelly Ruth Cole* 

 

*The actors and stage manager employed in this production are members of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.

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