BUZZ FOR BREAKING NEWS VISIT www.qns.com february 18, 2016 • TIMES 27 QUEENS Relive your teenage years at the world premiere of ‘I’LL NEVER LOVE AGAIN’ BY ANTHONY GIUDICE email@example.com @A_GiudiceReport Take a trip back in time to those instrumental teenage years when emotions and hormones were in control of everything at the Bushwick Starr next week. The Bushwick Starr is presenting Obie Awardwinning playwright Clare Barron’s newest work, “I’ll Never Love Again (a chamber piece),” which is set to have its world premiere on Feb. 24, and will run on Wednesdays through Saturdays until March 19, with a special benefit performance on March 5. “I’ll Never Love Again” is part concert and part archaeological dig about first love, first heartbreak and how those formative teenage experiences haunt the rest of our lives. Barron brings the audience into her personal life during the performance, which was created from her actual teenage diary. It’s a chance to spend some time in a real-life teenage brain and with real-life teenage artifacts including drawings from Barron’s journals, the actual purple iridescent choir robes from her high school and even her baby teeth. The audience gets to track the emotional ups and downs of “Clare” as she goes through her very first relationship, but the goal is to jog the audience’s memories and inspire their own personal reflection on their teenage years. “I’ll Never Love Again” is directed by Michael Leibenluft, with original composition and musical supervision by Stephanie Johnstone, and is performed by a chorus of downtown’s finest. Barron is a playwright and actress from Wenatchee, Washington. Her plays include “You Got Older,”“Baby Screams Miracle,”“Dirty Crusty,” and “Dance Nation,” which recently cowon the inaugural Relentless Award, established in honor of Philip Seymour Hoffman and was chosen from a pool of over 2,000 applicants. Tickets are $18 for general admission and can be purchased at The Bushwick Starr website (link to www.thebushwickstarr.org). This show contains sexual content. Parental discretion is advised. FDNY boxers gear up for international contest against Irish Police BY ANTHONY GIUDICE firstname.lastname@example.org @A_GiudiceReport New York’s Bravest are putting up their dukes for an international showdown with boxers from the Irish National Police Service next month. The FDNY Bravest Boxing Team will face off against the Garda Siochana Boxing Club for the fifth time since 2014 to battle for the prized Transatlantic Championship belt, which the Irish won back from the FDNY during last year’s charity boxing event in Macroom, Ireland. The charity event, billed as The Easter Eve Uprising, will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Uprising in Dublin, Ireland, and benefit Building Homes for Heroes, an organization that builds mortgage-free, handicap accessible homes for veterans returning home with severe injuries. “It means a lot to both myself and the team members to work with Building Homes for Heroes,” said Bobby McGuire, president of the FDNY Bravest Boxing Team. “I come from a family where my dad was a WWII veteran and both my brothers were veterans during the Vietnam era, so I know the sacrifices that are made by members of our military. We also have members of our team that are veterans themselves, or have family members who currently serve or have served our country.” “We see these young men joining the military to keep the rest of our country safe and we feel a certain kinship to them,” McGuire added. “They are the ones that have been going out searching and destroying the Islamic terrorist that killed over 3,000 innocent people, including 343 of our brother firefighters, on 9/11.” There are eight bouts scheduled for The Easter Eve Uprising. All bouts are sanctioned by USA Boxing and adhere by their rules and regulations. Each bout consists of three 2-minute rounds. There will also be a 50/50 raffle for Building Homes for Heroes during the intermission and there will be a Building Homes for Heroes recipient in attendance. The Easter Eve Uprising will take place on Saturday, March 26, at Webster Hall, located at 125 E. 11th St., New York City. Tickets are sale now, with general admission going for $30, and VIP ringside seats for $50. Door open at 6:30 p.m. and the first bout is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. sharp. Tickets can be purchased at Ticket Web, or 866-468-7619, or at Webster Hall. RIDGEWOOD TIMES/Photo by Anthony Giudice Some of the Garda Siochana Boxing Club when they arrived at O’Neill’s in Maspeth for last year’s charity boxing event.
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