The Penguin Tango

Lion Theatre
410 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Fresco Productions and The University of Miami Department of Theatre Arts presents The Penguin Tango, a new comedy by Stephen Svoboda. The Penguin Tango is inspired by actual events at the Bremerhaven, Brooklyn, and Central Park Zoos. In this "ripped from the headlines" comedy about gay penguins, Roy and Silo's relationship is tested when the zookeepers introduce a Swedish temptress penguin and electro-shock therapy into the habitat to force Roy to turn straight and reproduce. In the tradition of commedia del' arte, the Penguin community joins forces to rescue Roy and Silo and take a stand for penguins everywhere. The Penguin Tango explores, stretches, defies, and pokes fun at customary definitions of sexuality and gender. In the world of the play -- the world of the Humboldt penguin -- there is no social norm for sexuality or gender. Homosexual couples and heterosexual couples exist equally. It is only when human zookeepers try to impose their traditional definitions of love, gender and mating that the penguins become confused and conflicted and comic chaos ensues. The production stars Steve Hayes from the movie Trick. Part of the FringeNYC Encores Series Schedule Tuesday, Sept 5 at 9pm Wednesday, Sept 6 at 4:30pm Thursday, Sept 7 at 9:15pm Friday, Sept 8 at 5pm Saturday, Sept 9 at 7pm Sunday, Sept 10 at 7pm Thursday, Sept 14 at 9:15pm Friday, Sept 15 at 9pm Saturday, Sept 16 at 6:30pm

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