Strangers Puts Hollywood Spin on Green-Card Marriages, Starting May 28 in NYC

News   Strangers Puts Hollywood Spin on Green-Card Marriages, Starting May 28 in NYC
Immigration as it relates to cross-cultural relationships is the subject of Nastaran Ahmadi Strangers, to get a May 28-June 13 run at The Ontological Theater at St. Mark's Church in Manhattan.

Created by The Shalimar, a New York City theatre troupe, and produced in association with the Ontological-Hysteric Incubator, the work mixes "film noir, green card marriages, movie musical fantasies and the romance of escapism." It was inspired by the company's "interviews on immigration with people in cross-cultural relationships."

Strangers, directed by Shoshona Currier, "explores the tension between what's real and what is imagined and how Hollywood colors our worldview," according to production notes. "A theatrical exploration of reality and what happens after the credits roll..."

The company features Kim Gainer, Brad Love, Daniel Popa, Franny Silverman, Jen Taher, Joey Williamson and Peter Allen Stone.

Sound and original music are by Anthony Gabriele. The creative team also includes choreographer Pavel Zustiak, set and lighting designer Ben Kato, video designer Miklos Buk, costume designer Sydney Maresca, prop designer and technical director Karl Allen, stage manager Zhen Heinemann and production assistant Kate Villanova.

Ontological Theater at St. Mark's Church is located at 131 E.10th Street (at Second Ave.). Tickets are $17 adult/$12 student. For tickets call (212) 352-3101.


The Shalimar "is committed to making collaborative new plays that are vital and relevant to a young generation and strives to strengthen the theatrical community."


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