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Burbage Theatre Co | 59 Blackstone Ave, Pawtucket RI 02860 | (401) 484-0355 | info@burbagetheatre.org

©2019 by Burbage Theatre Company

APRIL 26 - MAY 19

EVENT DATES:

 

Friday, April 26 at 8pm  

Preview Performance

Saturday, April 27 at 8pm

PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN Performance 

Sunday, April 28 at 2pm

PRESS Preview Performance

 

Friday, May 3 at 8pm

Saturday, May 4 at 8pm

Sunday, May 5 at 2pm

Friday, May 10 at 8pm

       Saturday, May 11 at 8pm      

Sunday, May 12 at 2pm

Friday, May 17 at 8pm

Saturday, May 18 at 8pm

Sunday, May 19 at 2pm

 

TICKETS
 

(PREVIEW PERFORMANCES $15)
GENERAL ADMISSION $25
STUDENTS $15

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS FREE

Contact: info@burbagetheatre.org 


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Members of the PRESS are invited to our 

PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN Performance as well  as our Sunday Preview Matinee.

 

To reserve to complimentary Press Seats contact Jeff Church, Artistic Director, at

jeff.church.jr@gmail.com.

 

ABOUT POLAROID STORIES

 

A visceral blend of classical mythology and real life stories told by street kids, Naomi lizuka's Polaroid Stories journeys into a dangerous world where myth-making fulfills a fierce need for transcendence, where storytelling has the power to transform a reality in which characters' lives are continually threatened, devalued and effaced.  Inspired in part by Ovid's Metamorphoses, Iizuka's Polaroid Stories takes place on an abandoned pier on the outermost edge of a city, a way stop for dreamers, dealers and desperadoes, a no-man's land where runaways seek camaraderie, refuge and escape. Serpentine routes from the street to the heart characterize the interactions in this spellbinding tale of young people pushed to society's fringe. Informed, as well, by interviews with young prostitutes and street kids, Polaroid Stories conveys a whirlwind of psychic disturbance, confusion and longing. Like their mythic counterparts, these modem-day mortals are engulfed by needs that burn and consume. Their language mixes poetry and profanity, imbuing the play with lyricism and great theatrical force.

 

“Visceral… if anything, what the show gives is piercing, painful honesty.” – Time Out New York

 

“Polaroid Stories is a well written dark drama which speaks about some of the heavy issues in the lives of street youth in the city. This not a heartwarming story, but a dark social commentary from a very up close and personal viewpoint.”

Chicago Critic

 

ABOUT THE PRODUCTION

 

POLAROID STORIES

by Naomi Iizuka

directed by Kate Kataja

 

CAST

Julia Bartoletti, Philomel

Allison Crews, Echo

Lynsey Ford, Persephone/Semele

Andrew Iacovelli, Skinhead Boy

Brian Kozak, Orpheus

James Lucey, Narcissus

Victor Neto, G

Catia Ramos, Eurydice

Erika Rethorn, Skinhead Girl

Patrick Mark Saunders, D

PRODUCTION CREW

Stage Management, Polly Feliciano

Assistant Direction, Bradly Widener

Lighting Design, Jessica Winward

Set Design, Andrew Iacovelli

Costume Design, Abigail Dufresne

Assistant Costume Design, Jaimy Escobedo

Sound Design, Antonio Forte

Movement Designer, Orlando Hernandez

 

Photos

All photos by Maggie Hall

Press/Reviews

Providence Journal - 'Polaroid Stories' blends gods and street kids in tragic tales

April 28, 2019

It's edgy and provocative and a story of our times.  Playwright Naomi Iizuka tells the story of those in today's society who fall through the cracks...

Pawtucket Times - A little mythology goes a long way on 'Polaroid Stories'

May 2, 2019

High praise for the production; qualified praise for the play.  That sums up my gut reaction to the visceral storytelling...

Motif RI - Polaroid Stories at Burbage: Carmen et Error

May 2, 2019

Polaroid Stories by playwright Naomi Iizuka is a clever attempt to link a modern story of street life with the timeless literature of the ancient world...