JAN 10 - FEB 17
The Play Company and Por Piedad Teatro presents
WORKING ON A SPECIAL DAY
Based on Una Giornata Particolare by ETTORE SCOLA and RUGGERO MACCARI and adapted by GIGLIOLA FANTONI
Translation by DANYA TAYMOR, ANA GRAHAM and ANTONIO VEGA
Original staging concept by LAURA ALMELA and DANIEL GIMÉNEZ CACHO
With ANA GRAHAM and ANTONIO VEGA
'ANA GRAHAM AND ANTONIO VEGA ARE SO ENGAGING...FAST PACE, CRACK TIMING AND ALMOST WHIMSICAL INVENTIVENESS! VOILA!'
The New York Times
'THIS CHARMING MINI-DRAMA ENCOURAGES AN IMAGINATIVE BOND BETWEEN PLAYERS AND AUDIENCE - SURELY WORTH CELEBRATING!'
Time Out New York CRITIC's PICK
'THEATER AT ITS MOST INVENTIVE - GENIUS! THIS SORT OF INVENTIVENESS IS RARELY SEEN IN NEW YORK THESE DAYS, MAKING WORKING ON A SPECIAL DAY EVEN MORE OF A TREAT!'
'SO ENGAGING...AS FLEETING AND FUN AS A DAY LONG LOVE AFFAIR! '
'POIGNANT AND FREQUENTLY FUNNY - MADE EVEN MORE MOVING BY THE WONDERFUL PERFORMANCES!'
New York Post
'HEART-SHATTERING - SIMPLE AND TELLING!'
'A UNIQUE PIECE - CHARMING, SWEETLY SOPHISTICATED AND VERY, VERY MOVING. ANA GRAHAM AND ANTONIO VEGA ARE UNFORGETTABLE!'
Artistic Director of the Flea Theater
Inspired by Ettore Scola's Oscar-nominated story from stage and screen, two actors explore the life-changing encounter between an overworked housewife and a mysterious bachelor on May 8, 1938 - the day Rome celebrates Hitler's visit to Mussolini's Italy.
Using only simple props they create a bittersweet human drama that unfolds within the charged political landscape of rising fascism.
There will be the following PlayCo Idea Lab event for Working on A Special Day:
February 7: Artist Talk with the Creators
Post-show Discussion with Ana Graham and Antonio Vega.
Join us for a talk with Mexican theatre artists and the creators of Working on A Special Day as they share their insights into working on this very special piece. Ana is also the Artistic Director and Founder of Por Piedad Teatro. Antonio is the Literary Director of Por Piedad Teatro.
Check out a trailer for Working on A Special Day here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiJ2KDKCJv4
Then check out interviews with the company here:
The running time of Working on A Special Day is 75 minutes with no intermission.
$35.00 (59E59 MEMBERS $24.50)
Tue, Wed & Thu 7:15; Fri 8:15, Sat 2:15 & 8:15, Sun 3:15