New York University’s Program in Educational Theatre will produce Polaroid Stories, which runs Oct. 27-29 and Nov. 2-5 at NYU’s Black Box Theatre (82 Washington Square East-enter on Washington Place). Polaroid Stories runs Oct. 27-28 and Nov. 2-4 at 8:00 p.m., with matinees October 29 and November 5 at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 (general admission) and $5 with valid NYU ID. For more information and to make ticket reservations, call 212.998.5281. Subway Lines: A, B, C, D, E, F, V (West 4th Street); N, R, W (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place)
The show was written by acclaimed playwright Naomi Iizuka, whose other works include 36 Views and Language of Angels. Iizuka, a contemporary Japanese-American playwright, is one of the freshest voices in modern theater. A prolific writer, Iizuka has written a host of controversial plays in her young career that have won her acclaim and recognition.
Polaroid Stories takes its audience into the harsh underworld of children on the streets—to an abandoned pier on the outermost edge of a city. Inspired in part by Ovid’s Metamorphoses and interviews with young prostitutes and street kids, the show journeys into a dangerous world where myth-making fulfills a fierce need for transcendence. It is a hard-hitting, gripping play that mixes poetry and profanity, infusing it with lyricism and great theatrical force.
NYU’s production will be directed by faculty member Joe Salvatore. The cast will feature undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students from the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, which is part of NYU’s Steinhardt School of Education.
For more information about Polaroid Stories, please contact the Steinhardt Production Office at 212.998.5069.