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167 Tongues explores the emotional geography of Jackson Heights, the most culturally diverse neighborhood in the world. Intermittent street scenes weave together alongside continuous stories in this 37-character play. an Indian sweet shop vendor struggles to keep her store going and her suitors at bay, a Nepali woman and a Mexican man fall in love across a linguistic divide, an Irish ghost befriends an troubled Ecuadorian girl and her Bangladeshi best friend, a Dominican manicurist wonders whether her Jewish Chinese boyfriend will propose before she is deported by the INS, and a Rwandan night nurse attempts to understand the 167 distinct languages spoken in the local Emergency Room. This theatrical experience combines street scenes with continuous narratives, found sounds, and movement in an exploration of Jackson Heights, Queens, the most diverse neighborhood in the world.
conceived And directed by Ari Laura Kreith. The piece is written by 11 writers: Jenny Lyn Bader, Meny Beriro, Alvin Eng, Steven Fechter, Jennifer Gibbs, Les Hunter, Anna Kushner, Rehana Mirza, Jeffrey Solomon, Suzanne Sheptock, And Stefanie Zadravec.
P.S. 69, 77-02 37th ave, Jackson Heights (Queens), NY 07 May 2010
Jackson Repertory Theatre
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