About This Show

Nuyorican award winning playwright and poet, Magdalena Gómez and nationally acclaimed director, Daniel Jáquez, have teamed up to bring NYC audiences a 21st Century view of America through the eyes of a precocious and edgy school girl, Amanda Cockshutt in the play Lobster Face (or the shame of Amanda Cockshutt).

Produced by CALPULLI and Immediate Theatre Company, the play travels into the belly of a society that has lost its imagination and replaced it with fear. It tells the story of what happens to a non-conformist caught in her society’s grinding gears where creativity, sexual orientation, embracing one’s ethnic identity and any form of resistance to the status quo are punished as acts of subversion and treason. Amanda’s ability to feel has been nullified and everything that she values seen as a threat to the State. She falls in love with her Elvis – a school custodian named Joe Bliss, and together they defy the ever-present fascist shadow of the “Inquisitor” and the abuses of a monstrous school teacher, Miss Kunkle, regaining the original innocence of fearless love and living. This is her journey of reclaiming her true self as she swims against the tide.

No performances: Dec. 21, 24, 25 & 31

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: December 18, 2004 Final Performance: January 2, 2005
Location: Intar 53, New York City

510 W 53rd St,

New York,


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