Caroline, Or Change - Set in one of the
most turbulent decades in America’s
history, the Tony-nominated Caroline,
or Change tells the riveting story of a
remarkable but uneasy friendship between
a young Jewish boy and his family’s Black
maid in 1963 Louisiana. The virtuosic
score by Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home), which
blends blues, gospel and traditional Jewish
melodies, creates a breathtaking tapestry
for Tony Kushner’s (Angels in America)
provocative and deeply moving libretto,
which tells the story of a country on the
brink of change.
When: May 2 through May 25, Thursdays
and Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m.
and 8 p.m.
Where: Broccoli Theater, Variety Boys &
Girls Club of Queens. 21-12 30th Rd., Bayside
Doug Varone: Everything is Fine -
Inspired by the complex, haunting imagery
of Billy Collins’s poetry, everything is fi ne
unfolds in seven interwoven narratives
mapping an array of themes: love, solitude,
separation, forgiveness, aging. Performed
by a multi-generational cast of 16 artists,
it delves deep into our memories, creating
intimate portraits of ordinary lives.
“This new movement play”, says Varone,
“explores a darker and more disturbing
range of emotions than has generally
characterized my work; it is about the
Doug Varone’s play ‘Everything is Fine’
takes the stage at the Jamaica Center
for the Arts on Monday, May 6.
relationships we’ve all survived and their
impact on our lives.” Envisioned as a series
of cinematic dialogues, it is performed to
a newly commissioned score by renowned
composer David Van Tieghem. Lighting
Design by Ben Stanton. Costume Design by
Liz Prince. Nancy Bannon, Dramaturg.
When: Monday, May 6, at 5:30 p.m.
Where: Jamaica Center for the Arts and
Learning, 161-4 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica
Thursday, May 16th
Sunday, May 19th
Sunday, May 19th
St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church
(Near Clearview Expressway)
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