The cast of EMERGENCY!!! Or The World Takes a Selfie: Briana Bartenieff, Celeste Bradsher-Layne, Lily Frenaux, Terry Lee King, Justin Rodriguez, Primy Rivera, Danielle Hauser, and Michael David Gordon.
The cast of EMERGENCY!!! Or The World Takes a Selfie: Briana Bartenieff, Celeste Bradsher-Layne, Lily Frenaux, Terry Lee King, Justin Rodriguez, Primy Rivera, Danielle Hauser, and Michael David Gordon.
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Theater for the New City's Street Theater Company will open its annual summer four with EMERGENCY!!! or The World Takes a Selfie. The outdoor musical comedy begins performances August 2. The piece has books, lyrics, and direction by Crystal Field and a musical score by Joseph Vernon Banks.

EMERGENCY!!! tells the story of a New York City EMT who decides to tackle global problems the way he does emergencies on his beat, from fracking to homelessness to "mistreatment of veterans or the actions of 'American' corporations with no patriotic connection."

The company is made up if Briana Bartenieff, Celeste Bradsher-Layne, Lily Frenaux, Terry Lee King, Justin Rodriguez, Primy Rivera, Danielle Hauser, and Michael David Gordon.

Free performances will tour New York City streets, parks, and playgrounds throughout the five boroughs through September 14. Click here for more information.