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Creator and performer Okpokwasili and designer and director Peter Born collaborate on an interdisciplinary approach towards examining gender and culture through this captivating performance. The name Adaku, in the Igbo language spoken in Okpokwasili’s native Nigeria, means “one who brings wealth to the family.” In this narrative, Adaku’s wealth lies in protecting the precious landscape of her hair from existential threats. Often a young black girl with un-straightened hair is perceived by society as exuding signals of rebellion, unruliness, madness, and ugliness. Adaku’s Revolt tackles what it might mean for a young girl to feel healthy and free from pain, even if she risks being ostracized.
Show times are as follows:
Thursday, March 14 at 4:30pm
Friday, March 15 at 6:30pm
Saturday, March 16 at 3 & 6:30pm
Sunday, March 17 at 3pm
Friday, March 22 at 6:30pm
Saturday, March 23 at 3 & 6:30pm
Sunday, March 24 at 3pm
Sing! - 92nd Street Y
Through March 27, 2019 - Upper East Side
Join Rebecca Schoffer and Parenting Center staff for a fun and interactive sing-a-long of old time favorites, folk songs and childhood classics.
Women of the Revolutionary War - Fraunces Tavern Museum
Through March 30, 2019 - Financial District
Celebrate Women's History Month with this docent-led public tour of women who played key roles during the Revolutionary War — from patriots and loyalists to African American and Native American women whose future and security were caught in the cross fire. The tour runs every Saturday in March starting at 1pm.
Sunday Story Time - New-York Historical Society
Through March 31, 2019 - Upper West Side
Children ages 3 to 7 are welcome to gather for a special story time where they will hear stories and poems, sing songs, and make a craft. The program ordinarily takes place every Sunday, but because of other March activities, will be hosted on March 3, 10, and 31.
Family Sundays: Handmade Hues - The Rubin Museum of Art
Through March 31, 2019 - Chelsea
Sundays are for families at the Rubin Museum — this months' theme is Handmade Hues, where children and adults can come celebrate the holiday of Holi and make art in the Education Center. Construct your own handmade paper using the bright and vibrant hues of Holi and stick around for the 2pm family exhibition tour.
'Johannes Dokchtor Faust' - Theater for the New City
Through April 07, 2019 - East Village
NEW YORK, January 27 -- To update one of its perennially popular productions and share it with a wider audience, Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre (CAMT) will re-imagine its "Johannes Dokchtor Faust, a Petrifying Puppet Comedye," translated and directed by Vit Horejs, March 21 to April 7 at Theater for the New City. This classic of the Czech marionette repertoire is traditionally used to make fun of a king or a local mayor. The company's adaptation was initially developed in 1990 and its topical references will be updated to current times. The staging incorporates age-old technical tricks of Czech puppetry, including fire and thunder, hellish gargoyles and underwater creatures. The script is the first definitive American translation of the classic Czech text by the author known today only as "A.B." The production was developed by Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theater between 1991 and 1994 and it became a favorite and definitive part of its repertoire.
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