14 United Nations Avenue South, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Flushing, NY 11368
Description: Enjoy this special holiday event from two-time Drama Desk nominee Parallel Exit, which showcases phyiscal comedy, the newest, oldest, art form. Harkening back to the days of vaudeville, this troupe packs more entertainment in a single show than a three-ring circus. An ensemble of 5 present a wide range of old-fashioned family entertainment, from tap dance to live music to slapstick comedy.
Parallel Exit’s work is inspired by the films of Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin. They have toured across the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia, to great critical acclaim.
The company has received two Drama Desk nominations for Unique Theatrical Experience and a “Spirit of the Fringe” award from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
“Featuring enough slamming doors, pratfalls, songs, magic tricks, tap-dancing and slapstick to fuel a dozen shows.” – The New York Post
“They can get laughs simply by breathing.” – The New York Times
Venue Description: Queens Theatre in the Park is located in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park within the New York State Park Pavilion. Initially established as part of the Pavilion for the 1964 World's Fair, QTP was converted into a theater in 1972 and officially adopted its current name in 1985. Since its renovations in 1993, the theater took off as a venue for the arts under a mission to bring art that is challenging, broadening, and entertaining.
The theater's programming features diverse media and forms of art. The QTP hosts dance and theater productions as well as special programs, including those focused on multiculturalism. For children, the theater offers unique series and great deals on tickets. Additionally, the QTP has its own Arts-in-Education program that focuses on bringing art that educates and fosters curiosity in students in the local community. The CentreStage program, a subset of Arts-in-Education, allows students to create their own works of performance art under the guidance of professional actors.
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