Pig Iron Theatre Company: Poet in New York
Pig Iron Theatre Company: Poet in New York

March 16, 8:00 pm

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For ticketing information, please contact our box office Wednesday – Friday, 12 – 6pm at 914-251-6200.

“Hypnotic, graceful… surreally lyrical.” – The Washington Post

This critically acclaimed one-man-show is a biographical fantasia about Federico Garcia Lorca, Spain’s greatest modern poet and playwright. In June 1929, Lorca sailed for New York. His nine months here changed his vision of poetry, the theatre, and the social role of the artist; he came to study English but devoted himself instead to writing Poet in New York, a howl of protest against racial bigotry, mindless consumption, and the adoration of technology.

Founded in 1995 as an interdisciplinary ensemble, the mission of Pig Iron Theatre Company is to expand what is possible in performance by creating rigorous and unusual ensemble-devised works; by training the next generation of daring, innovative theatre artists; and by consistently asking the hardest questions, both in our art and in its relation to the world around us.