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ONLINE Liberty or Just Us: a City Park Story at Theater for the New City

ONLINE Liberty or Just Us: a City Park Story

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  • Aug. 01, 2020 through Sep. 13, 2020, Saturdays and Sundays, 2pm
  • Theater for the New City
  • 155 First Ave, NEW YORK
  • All Ages
  • FREE

This production is an oratorio honoring New York City parks for being refuges of activism for many 20th and 21st century progressive causes, from the Triangle Shirtwaist protests to Occupy Wall Street. It revisits these movements through the eyes of a contemporary Parks Manager in songs featuring him and the multi-ethnic, multi-abled ensemble. TNC's Street Theater productions are always a bouncy joyride through the undulations of the body politic, with astute commentary couched in satire and song. They are delightfully suited for family entertainment, since complex social issues are often presented through children's allegories, with children and neighborhood people as the heroes.

About Theater for the New City

155 First Ave

NEW YORK, NY

212-254-1109


    THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY was founded in 1970 by Crystal Field to realize clear purposes and goals:

    -to embody the vision of a center for new and innovative theater arts that would be truly accessible to the community and its experimental theater artists.

    -to discover relevant new writing and to nurture new playwrights.

    -to be a bridge between playwright, experimental theater artist, and the ever growing audiences in the community.

    -to create spaces where a new vision can breathe and be nourished by a working process not subject to commercial constraints and pressures.

    -to create events and ways in which to bring theater into the community and bring the community into the theater.

    THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY is a unique cultural Institution that has earned a nationwide reputation for its dedication to nurturing established and emerging playwrights who experiment with new forms and to presenting other experimental and developmental theaters with a very active program of Community Art Services and Festivals which continue to expand theater accessibility.