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PTP’s People Storm the Palace, A Social Justice Theatre Festival at Alianza Dominicana

In this youth-created theatrical extravaganza, the entire People’s Theatre Project community is united for one celebratory evening of joyful resistance at the United Palace Theatre in June of each year. Free and open to the public, The People Storm the Palace regularly attracts 500 attendees including participants, family members, local artists and elected officials.

The celebratory evening features a carefully curated selection of 10-15 original theatrical works generated in People’s Theatre Project’s School Partnerships and Public Programs. The performance line up seeks to showcase a balance of age groups, theatrical disciplines, and social justice themes addressed. For many young people, creating small moments of success is a critical indicator for long-term achievement. “The People Storm the Palace” aims to create, in grand fashion, an indelible memory of accomplishment for each child who comes through the doors of People’s Theatre Project.

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (One-Man Play)

Sci-fi, falling in love, and a family curse are explored in The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz, adapted by Elise Theron, & performed by Kelvin Grullon.  The one-man-play is a story filled with hilarity and heartbreak, about a sweet, overweight, nerd-boy named Oscar, who befriends a raw bully-like player, Yunior, forming the unlikeliest of friendships. This epic journey of discovery takes us back and forth in time and place, between the beauties and dangers of the Dominican Republic, and the grittiness of Patterson, New Jersey.

With one man playing many of the characters in this Literature To Life adaptation of Junot Diaz’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, the performance teaches us about compassion and empathy by showing two very different characters, nerd and bully, take life within the same body.

P.S. It’s like spoken word and a theater play had a daughter; like the C-Town up the block and the Colmado en la esquina had a son.

The performance runs 85 minutes with no intermission. In collaboration with Literature to Life, each performance will feature a short pre- and post-performance discussion.

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (One-Man Play)

Sci-fi, falling in love, and a family curse are explored in The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz, adapted by Elise Theron, & performed by Kelvin Grullon.  The one-man-play is a story filled with hilarity and heartbreak, about a sweet, overweight, nerd-boy named Oscar, who befriends a raw bully-like player, Yunior, forming the unlikeliest of friendships. This epic journey of discovery takes us back and forth in time and place, between the beauties and dangers of the Dominican Republic, and the grittiness of Patterson, New Jersey.

With one man playing many of the characters in this Literature To Life adaptation of Junot Diaz’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, the performance teaches us about compassion and empathy by showing two very different characters, nerd and bully, take life within the same body.

P.S. It’s like spoken word and a theater play had a daughter; like the C-Town up the block and the Colmado en la esquina had a son.

The performance runs 85 minutes with no intermission. In collaboration with Literature to Life, each performance will feature a short pre- and post-performance discussion.

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (One-Man Play)

Sci-fi, falling in love, and a family curse are explored in The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz, adapted by Elise Theron, & performed by Kelvin Grullon.  The one-man-play is a story filled with hilarity and heartbreak, about a sweet, overweight, nerd-boy named Oscar, who befriends a raw bully-like player, Yunior, forming the unlikeliest of friendships. This epic journey of discovery takes us back and forth in time and place, between the beauties and dangers of the Dominican Republic, and the grittiness of Patterson, New Jersey.

With one man playing many of the characters in this Literature To Life adaptation of Junot Diaz’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, the performance teaches us about compassion and empathy by showing two very different characters, nerd and bully, take life within the same body.

P.S. It’s like spoken word and a theater play had a daughter; like the C-Town up the block and the Colmado en la esquina had a son.

The performance runs 85 minutes with no intermission. In collaboration with Literature to Life, each performance will feature a short pre- and post-performance discussion.

Up Theater Presents “Detained” at FWCC

“What’s with the barbed wire? Are we in prison?”  In a refugee detention center deep in the heart of Texas, two teens from different lands form a bond to help each other fight off dangers from within its walls—and without.  Written by Rose-Mary Harrington; directed by Nancy Robillard. Featuring: Julia Cavagna, Ken Dillon, Laura Fois *, Robert S. Gregory, Beau McGhee, Nina Mehta, Nercido Mota, Natalia Plaza, Thomas Vorsteg.  Tickets: $25, $15 for seniors and students with ID; get yours here: detainedup.bpt.me

DETAINED director NANCY ROBILLARD (L) and playwright ROSE-MARY HARRINGTON take a few questions from UP’s artistic director James Bosley about this timely new play.

April 11 – 28, Wednesday – Saturday @ 7:30pm

Set Design: Duane Pagano
Costume Design: Brenna McShane
Lighting Design: Diana Duecker
Sound Design: David Margolin Lawson
Production Stage Manager: Lisa Stafford