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STORY TIME WITH
AUTHOR SUZIE HICKS: ZAYNAB THE GREAT AND THE GIANT PLASTIC
WED, JAN 27 | 11:00 AM| FREE | FACEBOOK
Join author and Two River Theater enthusiast Suzie
Hicks as she reads her very own story about plastic pollution,
friendship, and community activism! Zaynab the Great is the
queen of nature, so when a giant plastic monster in the ocean
threatens her marine friends, she sets out on a journey to
discover who exactly is behind all the garbage. Recommended for
grades Pre-K to 5th.
The Two River Players return for a new series of
digital community readings, featuring Two River Theater staff
members, plus a few surprise guests! José Rivera’s Obie-award
winning play has been described as “an apocalyptic urban
fantasy, which urges society to ‘wake up’ and somehow find a
way to recover the long-lost and much-needed compassion for our
fellow man.” The play follows Marisol Perez, a young Puerto
Rican woman from the Bronx, who finds herself in the middle of
a cosmic struggle spilling out onto the streets of New York
Event will not be recorded for online
posting after the live event date.
MY FUNNY WORLD WITH
RODGERS AND HARTBY BARBARA ANDRES
TUES, FEB 9 | 7:00 PM | $10 | ZOOM
Award-winning stage and screen actress Barbara
Andres (I Remember Mama) shares her whirlwind experience
in the 1975 Broadway musical revue, Rodgers and Hart,
saluting the iconic musical theater compositions of Richard
Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. This digital performance is an excerpt
from Barbara’s upcoming memoir of her storied life on stage.
TWO RIVER PLAYERS: WEDDING
BAND BY ALICE CHILDRESS
FEB 10, 11 | 7:00 PM | FREE | ZOOM
Set in South Carolina during the Summer of 1918,
Alice Childress’ Wedding Band follows the interracial
love story between Julia, a black seamstress, and Herman, a
white baker. As the couple dreams of a future where their love
can flourish, they must contend with hate from both black and
white communities as well as a looming health crisis.
Event will not be recorded for online posting
after the live event date.
Teens! We invite you to join us for Two River’s
very first Teen Poetry Night! Step onto the digital stage and
read a poem from any artistic era or style that speaks to your
experience as a young person living in today’s society. Get
creative! This community reading will be led by one of our
former Metro Scholars and special guest MC, Christianah
Akinsanmi and will take place on Zoom.
UP: IN FAIR YOUTUBE, WHERE WE LAY OUR SCENE
TINY SHAKES: ROMEO AND
JULIET updates TRT's popular A Little Shakespeare education
program for high school students
This year, the program takes the limitations of
2021 as an opportunity for students to delve deeply into
Shakespeare’s star-crossed romantic tragedy, giving them the
agency to tell the story of each scene in their own way and
film it: Traditional Zoom scene reading? Rap battle? Movement
or dance piece? Animation? The sky’s the limit! These videos
will be edited into a theatrical collage that can be accessed
through Two River’s website this May.
INTERESTED HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT PARTICIPANTS MUST
SUBMIT VIDEO BY MARCH 1.
While we have been closed, we have adapted and
re-invented our programming and how we serve our artists,
students, staff, and most of all, our loyal audiences. We have
been committed to creating online programming that entertains,
educates, excites, and connects. We have also been planning for
the future and for when we can safely re-open and gather again.
Please consider supporting us during this challenging time to
help sustain our future. Thank you.