NAATCO to Present New York Premiere of Blind Mouth Singing

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Now in its 18th season, the National Asian-American Theatre Company, devoted to classic revivals and new works featuring Asian-American casts, will present the New York premiere of Jorge Ignacio Cortinas' Blind Mouth Singing in September.
Orville Mendoza
Orville Mendoza

Blind Mouth Singing, according to press notes, revolves around "an overly strict matriarch; her young son Reiderico who sneaks out of the house to visit his best friend who lives at the bottom of a well; her sister who treats syphilis patients in the open-air market; and her older son who bullies everything within his reach. Secret desires and confrontations surface when Reiderico and his friend switch places." The NAATCO cast includes Alexis Camins (The Dispute), Mia Katigbak (Dogeaters at The Public Theater), Sue Jean Kim (BFE at Playwrights Horizons), Orville Mendoza (Drama Desk-nominee for Adrift in Macao) and Jon Norman Schneider (Durango at The Public Theater).

Ruben Polend directs with a creative team including scenic designer Zachary Zirlin, lighting designer Kate Ashton, costume designer Candida K. Nichols and sound designer Jane Shaw.

Recently, NAATCO has presented productions of Llorca's The House of Bernarda Alba as well as William Finn's Falsettoland to great acclaim.

Blind Mouth Singing runs Sept. 14 - Oct. 6 with an official opening set for Sept. 19. The production will play the Baruch Performing Arts Center, located at 55 Lexington Avenue, in Manhattan. Tickets are $20 and can be reserved by calling (212) 279-4200 or by visiting

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