Pith!

Connelly Theater
220 E 4th St, New York, NY 10009
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Teatro La Quindicina presents Pith! at the New York International Fringe Festival. Set in 1931, Pith! is an epic tale of travel and adventure told with the most economical means. An itinerant sailor leads a grieving society widow and her stoic housekeeper on an exhilarating and treacherous journey into the heart of the South American jungle... without ever taking them out of the living room. With only four dining room chairs and a phonograph, Jack Vail propels Virginia Tilford and Nancy Kimble from Providence, Rhode Island to New Orleans, Panama, and Ecuador, where hilarious encounters with a succession of explorers, shysters, gigolos, natives, and all manner of tropical wildlife will have life-altering consequences for the ladies. It's an innovative, hilarious, and ultimately moving tribute to the power of imagination. Based in Edmonton, Alberta, home of the original North American Fringe Festival, Teatro has been one of Canada's most successful Fringe companies for over two decades. Stewart Lemoine's Pith! premiered at the Edmonton Fringe in 1997 and won that year's Sterling awards as Outstanding New Fringe Production and Outstanding New Play. Author Stewart Lemoine directs the original cast in this revival, all of whom are making their U.S. debuts. Schedule Friday, August 13 @ 6:30pm Thursday, August 19 @ 11:30pm Sunday, August 22 @ 7:45pm Wednesday, August 25 @ 3:00pm Friday, August 27 @ 7:45pm Sunday, August 29 @ 4:45pm

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FringeNYC Roundup #6 - Aug 30, 2004

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