Ari Laura Kreith's Jackson Heights 3 AM Will Play Queens Theatre; Casting Announced

News   Ari Laura Kreith's Jackson Heights 3 AM Will Play Queens Theatre; Casting Announced
 
Queens Theatre in association with theatre 167 will present Jackson Heights 3 AM, a new play conceived and directed by Ari Laura Kreith, beginning Jan. 13 at PS 69 in Jackson Heights.

Following the limited engagement in Jackson Heights, which will continue through Jan. 22, 3 AM will play the Queens Theatre Jan. 27-Feb. 5.

Jackson Heights 3 AM features Roberto Araujo, Varin Ayala, Farah Bala, Cynthia Bastidas, Rajesh Bose, J. Stephen Brantley, Arlene Chico-Lugo, Ross DeGraw, Nick Fehlinger, Marcelino Feliciano, Kevin Hoffman, John. P. Keller, Alex Kip, Ephraim Lopez, Neal Mayer, Nina Mehta, Segey Nagorny, Flor De Liz Perez, Indika Senanayake, Josie Whittlesey and Shivantha Wijesinha.

Here's how the production is billed: "Seven distinct voices of playwrights Jenny Lyn Bader, J. Stephen Brantley, Ed Cardona, Les Hunter, Tom Miller, Melisa Tien and Joy Tamasko have explored the most culturally diverse neighborhood in the world in the wee hours of the morning. [Jackson Heights 3 AM] was written using collaborative methods developed by theatre 167 with the playwrights sharing characters and storylines, melding distinct voices and languages into one whole."

Other members of the creative team include set and projection designer Andrew Lazarow, costume designer Georgie Landy and sound designer Ben Rodman.

Queens Theatre, under the artistic leadership of executive director Ray Cullom, has begun a number of developmental projects this year, including the season-opening musical Chix 6. Theatre 167 creates, cultivates and supports new work by artists of wide-ranging backgrounds, traditions and beliefs. PS 69 is located at 77-02 37th Avenue. The Queens Theatre is located in Flushing Meadow Corona Park. For more information and tickets, visit theatre167.org or www.queenstheatre.org.

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