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Astoria Performing Arts Center to Present World Premiere of Evensong

The new play is written by Christina Quintana and directed by David Mendizábal.

Christina Quintana is the author of Evensong.
Christina Quintana is the author of Evensong.
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The Queens-based Astoria Performing Arts Center will kick off its 16th season with the world premiere of Evensong by Christina Quintana. Directed by David Mendizábal, the production runs November 3-19 at the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church.

Evensong tells the story of Teofilo "Teo" Aguilar, a young Mexican-American gay man and member of New York City's working homeless population. A Texas transplant with big dreams, Teo works as a bank teller, goes on mediocre online dates, and searches for stability and human connection while navigating the tangled shelter system. Using structural elements of choral music and conventions of theatrical magic, Evensong is a tale of survival, growth, and faith in moments of loneliness and solitude.

The production will star Daniel Prado, Chad Carstarphen, Arlene Chico-Lugo, Marie Louise Guinier, Francis Mateo, Doug Rossi, and Sai Somboon. It will feature set and props design by Christopher and Justin Swader, costume design by Dina El-Aziz), lighting design by Evan Roby, sound design by Jacob Subotnick, and original music by Julián Mesri.

For tickets and more information, click here.

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