Thursday, September 29, 2011

Poet in New York by Pig Iron Theatre Company at the Strayhorn

KST Presents

Pig Iron Theatre Company

Poet in New York

September 30 – October 1 (60 mins)

**October 1 performance is performed in Spanish.

"A stunning performance…the poignancy and humor he can almost simultaneously create make Lorca’s hopes and disillusioned dreams come alive." -- The Herald (Glasgow)

Dito van Reigersberg of Pig Iron Theatre Company pays homage to Spanish poet, playwright and theater director Federico García Lorca in this tour de force one-man play.

Poet takes place in 1929 as a broken-hearted Lorca arrives in New York City to find a whirlwind of Harlem blues, looming skyscrapers, and stock market disasters.

Pig Iron founder Dito van Reigersberg plays nine characters, from a volcanic Salvador Dalí to Harlem blues-singer Victoria Spivey to the ghost of Walt Whitman, in a unique evening of dance-theater that has become one of Pig Iron’s signature works.”

Special Reception & Tickets for Two!

Join us for a special reception following Saturday's performance! An Evening with Pig Iron includes two tickets to the show, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and live music. Pig Iron’s Dito van Reigersberg will mingle with guests as flamenco guitarist Jon Banuelos caps off this Spanish night with flamenco singing and dancing.

Tickets for An Evening with Pig Iron are limited,

advance purchase is recommended.


*Saturday's performance is in Spanish.

Show Dates, Times & Tickets

Friday, September 30
8:00 PM

Saturday, October 1
8:00 PM (Performance in Spanish)

Each performance includes a free Pre-Show Mixer.

Friday's performance is followed by a post show discussion.

Advance $20
Door $25

15206 Residents

Students & Artists

Mediante el baile y palabrada hablada, Poeta en Nueva York rinde homenaje al poeta, dramaturgo y director teatral espanol Federico García Lorca, inspirándose en su estancia de nueve meses en Nueva York en 1929.

Unase a nosotros antes del espectáculo en una reunión informal a las 7 pm.

About Pig Iron Theatre Company

Founded in 1995 as an interdisciplinary ensemble, Pig Iron Theatre Company is dedicated to the creation of new and exuberant performance works that defy easy categorization. In the part 14 years the company has created 24 original works and has toured festivals and theatres in England, Scotland, Poland, Lithuania, Brazil, Ireland, Italy, Romania and Germany. In 2006,Pig Iron was named Theatre Company of the Year in the Philadelphia Weekly. The company made Philadelphia its permanent home in 1997; though individual pieces are often developed in residency at other theatres or at universities, Pig Iron premieres new work in their hometown of Philadelphia.

Kelly-Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Avenue


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