Like all of you I’m stunned and deeply saddened by the brutal terrorist attacks in Paris. In particular, those of us that live and work together in this wonderful and thriving metropolis that is NYC, this attack feels like a vicious assault on our values, our way of life, and our celebration of culture. And we feel particularly grateful today to enjoy democracy and to live peacefully in a free society. For myself I can only participate in my country’s democracy, raise my children with integrity, and pursue my work and art.
That’s why I’m even more grateful that starting November 18th I’m pleased to join talented actors and directors in downtown, off off Broadway theatre, playing Iago in “Divinity of Hell”, an inspired 1 hr 20 min adaptation of Othello at The Theatre For the New City. Tricia Parks has culled a beautiful edit of Shakespeare’s text along with additional stage direction and analysis by veteran Ron Canada.
As we collectively grieve and reject the horror and repression that is ISIS, I invite you to join us on the lower east side NYC this week as we fearlessly celebrate our humanity, art and culture, Shakespeare, and the feminine voice. The two productions (Divinity of Hell and Jyou En) run 1 hr. 20 min w/ 15 min intermission in between. Both plays celebrate women’s struggle and triumph through movement , music and text.
Your $20 admission grants you access to both plays if your schedule allows.
November 18 – 9:30PM
November 19 – 8:00PM
November 20 – 9:30PM
November 21 – 3:00PM & 7:00PM
November 22 – 4:30PM
Theater for the New City is located at:
155 First Avenue New York, NY 10003 (between 9th & 10th Street)