Off-Broadway’s America Is Hard to See Shines Light on Life Inside Miracle Village | Playbill

Off-Broadway News Off-Broadway’s America Is Hard to See Shines Light on Life Inside Miracle Village Members of Life Jacket Theatre Company traveled to Florida to interview the residents of the community for sex offenders.
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Life Jacket Theatre Company, the team behind the acclaimed show Gorey, is set to debut its newest work, America is Hard to See, at the HERE Arts Center Off-Broadway this month. The new play by Travis Russ with music by Priscilla Holbrook is woven together from interviews and research conducted in Florida’s Miracle Village, a rural community for sex offenders.

In 2015, members of Life Jacket traveled to Southern Florida to interview residents at Miracle Village. In America is Hard to See, verbatim interviews and found text are blended with traditional Methodist hymns and original songs to present a portrait of this marginalized small town in America.

The show will run January 30–February 24.


Research and development for America is Hard to See is by Russ, Anthony Dvarskas, and Amelia Parenteau. Lighting design is by Solomon Weisbard, costume design is by Andrea Hood, and scenic design is by Russ.

Tickets are available by visiting or calling (212) 352-3101. Tickets are also available at the HERE box office, located at 145 6th Avenue, New York.

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