14 United Nations Ave South
(exit 9E off Grand Central Parkway)
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Queens, NY 11352
Jackson Heights 3am
Fri, Jan 27, 2012, 7:30 pm - Sun, Feb 05, 2012, 11:59 pm
Car dispatchers, sex workers, drag queens, E.R. doctors, gamblers and insomniacs collide in the colorful world of Jackson Heights after hours, as depicted in the new play Jackson Heights 3am.
A livery cab driver working the midnight shift yearns for a woman who rises at dawn to bake bread, but he doesn’t speak her language. A beloved dog disappears without a trace. A closeted policeman from Long Island comes to Queens for a date.
The newest play from the creators of 167 Tongues and You Are Now the Owner of This Suitcase is a collaborative work by seven playwrights who explored the most culturally diverse neighborhood in the world from 10 pm-4am — in drag clubs, hospital rooms, lotto delis, porn shops, internet cafés, all-night laundromats, and abandoned alleys.
They saw the homeless fed by the local hero a.k.a. “angel of Queens” under the elevated trains and ate arepas prepared by the “sainted arepa lady” two blocks away. They interviewed sex trafficking experts, doctors trained to recognize torture victims from other countries, numbers-players, bartenders, cops and crossdressers. They were invited to gamble, to dance, and to watch an undercover police operation, and they were invited to let their imaginations run dark, sexy, and very very late.
An Immigrant Voices Project showcase production, Jackson Heights 3am is a co-production with Theatre 167.
Cast: Roberto Araujo, Varin Ayala*, Farah Bala*, Cynthia Bastidas, Rajesh Bose*, J. Stephen Brantley, Arlene Chico-Lugo*, Ross DeGraw*, Nick Fehlinger, Marcelino Feliciano, Kevin Hoffman, John P. Keller*, Alex Kip, Ephraim Lopez*, Neal Mayer*, Nina Mehta*, Sergey Nagorny, Flor De Liz Perez*, Indika Senanayake*, Josie Whittlesey* and Shivantha Wijesinha.
Performance schedule: Friday at 7:30 pm, Saturday at 8 pm, Sunday at 3 pm .
Jackson Heights 3am also plays PS 69 in Jackson Heights January 13-22. For more information, visittheatre167.org.
*Performing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association. AEA approved showcase.