Drama Desk Award-winning director Josh Hecht (Christine Jorgensen Reveals) collaborated with Mar Gómez Glez on the story for Wearing Lorca's Bowtie, which takes inspiration from the Spanish poet-playwright's time spent in New York as a guest lecturer at Columbia University in 1929.
Co-directed by Hecht and Ignacio García-Bustelo, the production will run through Dec. 17.
In Wearing Lorca's Bowtie, according to the creators, "fifteen individual artists find themselves in New York, dreaming of Lorca and wondering why it is that we continue to be drawn to this city to make our life and our art and exploring the peculiar brand of loneliness that this city can evoke. The piece blends fantasy with actual moments from Lorca's work and trip – such as his famous witnessing of the 1929 stock market crash – with today's experience of trying to make a life in New York during the biggest economic crisis since Lorca's visit."
The cast includes Benita Benéitez, Adela Bolet, Freia Canals, María Cuartero, Beatriz de la Cruz, Sebastián Gálvez, Juan Carlos López, Puela Lunaris, Javier Moreno, Pep Munoz, Soraya Padrao, Amara C. Pérez, Nuria Rabanillo, Rodrigo Recabarren, Carlos Renedo, David Riley and Yago Vázquez.
Wearing Lorca's Bowtie has text by Glez and Judith Goudsmit, with scenic design by Robin Vest, lighting design by Clifton Taylor, sound design by Sam Kusnetz, composition by Javier Moreno, choreography by Cherice Barton, costume design by Yuko Nakoa and art design by José Carlos Casado. For tickets, priced $35, visit Dukeon42.org or phone (646) 223-3010. The Duke is located at 229 West 42nd Street.